Monday, 28 January 2013

Birds In Cornwall

I have recently purchased the DVD set of two, of Birds In Cornwall by John Chapel. I found this DVD of exceptional quality and very useful for identification of bird species. For me it not only helped my own personal ID skills, it was a journey of nostalgia, as I had seen most of what is contained in the DVD. All those wonderful American Waders that landed in Cornwall having their migration disrupted by Hurricanes ripping up through the American eastern seaboard, and sending them in our direction, the low water levels at Drift reservoir enticing them to feed on mudded areas. John has included birds from the length and breadth of the county including the Isles Of Scilly to include species such as a Baltimore Oriole. In my opinion it is well worth purchasing.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sunday Outing

Lisa and I have been knocked out by some sort of virus for the last three weeks or so, so today is the first day we have ventured out apart from going back to work last Thursday (for me) . One hour at Tehidy woods with the Grandson and then an hour at Hayle was enough.

Black Swan at Hayle Estuary

Black Headed Gull

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Siberian Type Chiff Chaff

Today I spent a couple of hours around kenidjack sewerage works looking for the Siberian ChiffChaff, a problematic bird to identify, ( for me) with the added  stumbling block of a pale chiff also at the works. According to local knowledge, the other could be a pale variant from Russia. I hope the following ChiffChaff images I captured are of the Sibe type.

Green Woodpecker
 Grey Wagtail