Saturday, 21 July 2012

My Hobby

On  occasions this summer, if you can call it a summer! I have found the odd Dragonfly wing in the garden , Lisa has also seen a small raptor attacking the bird feeders on two occasions. It begged the question, do we have a Hobby frequenting the garden, as the Hobby feeds on Dragonflies and discards their wings. Well yesterday evening we had high numbers of Swallows, House Martins and Swifts feeding over the corn field behind us, with all of the species mentioned whizzing over the garden, so I fetched my camera and 70 to 200 f2.8 zoom lens to try and photograph them. I noticed a small raptor flying amongst them, a Hobby, and grabbed a few shots of it, proof that it is possible it may have fed within or over my garden. Hobbies migrate from the African continent to Northern Europe for breeding, recording about 500 breeding pairs in the country. They are not known to breed in the far west Cornwall, however with this evidence in all probabilities they do .

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Gannet At Pendeen

For once a couple of dry sunny evenings gave me the chance of some photography, with a light north westerly I went to Pendeen, with the hope some early sea birds such as Arctic Skua etc moving south. No luck with the Skua's but the Gannet did not let me down.

Monday, 2 July 2012

The Rain It Raineth.

Generally the whole country has been shrouded in the gloom of fog, grey cloud and masses of rain, how  wierd is the weather , we are all gasping for sunshine and all the weather forecast offers is more rain   . My photography has revolved mainly around my grandson, a wedding I was invited to attend, a few landscape shots and a couple of macro shots I took in the garden.

One of the few moments I saw the sun

 Dead Nettle