Sunday, 27 October 2013

Great Northern Diver (Loon)

We decided to walk the dog in a woods near Marazion today along with my son and his family. On the way we stopped of at Longrock pool and noticed the Great Northern Diver. I had left camera at home and only took the Binoculars which is typical of me. I gave Steve Rogers a text as I new he was looking for it yesterday and had no luck. On the way back from our walk I stopped off to see Steve and John Rowe, only to find the GN Diver right under their noses. I had to go home and get my gear to photograph this superb adult in summer plumage. Unfortunately the light was worse than in the morning but beggars can't be choosers.All images taken with a Nikon D300 and a 300 to 800mm sigma zoom.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Snow Bunting

I captured these images of a female Snow Bunting at Pendeen when the Daurian Shrike was also at Pendeen. Some birders were unimpressed of a drab coloured female, but for me they have a beauty in their own right and this individual was very confiding.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Surfers and Gannet

Today, we expected rain so we dressed for rough weather and headed to Sennen Cove, as usual the weather didn't do as predicted and we had some sunshine, so over dressed, and hot we photographed the Gannet and surfers. The  Gannet flock was in reasonably close and diving among the surfers.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

A days Birding

It's been a while since I have done a days birding and it turned out to be very successful. The first venue was Hayle estuar,y to hopefully photograph the long staying Ospre,. no luck with that but I did see it. The other species on my list today was the Black Winged Stilt that has been around for a while. More luck with this a it spent most of the time directly in front of me. A surprise was a Glossy Ibis on te site, it was distant but I managed a record shot. The cream of the day was an Isabelline Shrike at Pendeen " what a beauty" also flying around it was a Whinchat and about 10 metre's away a Wryneck appeared from the undergrowth.

Glossy Ibis
Isabelline Shrike