Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Easy Option

Today, Lisa and I visited Swanpool with the aim of a close view of the Common Scoter duck, our visit lasted about fifteen minutes.The duck was in the middle of Swanpool, the sky was dark, it started to sleet and the easterly wind was blowing hard freezing, coming straight off the sea. So following a quick mediocre view of the Scoter, we zoomed off to Helston pool to drink Latte's, eat ham egg and chips and get a view of the Whooper Swan. The Whooper was out of the water on the cafe patio, we noted that it was favouring its right leg and on closer inspection saw an injury to the webbing on its foot.


  1. These are great Sam,might pay a visit tomorrow.

  2. Good stuff Sam, I would try again for the Scoter, I had a good second visit when the bird was at the car park end of Swanpool for around 20 minutes.

  3. That head shot of the Swan is outstanding! So clear and nice background. The Shoveler photos are terrific too!