Monday, 13 January 2014

Garden Birds

Tonight I should be at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust camera club but workload ended that, I am finding it difficult to dedicate time to my hobby lately,due to a frustrating back problem and work, so while Bob Sharples was photographing a Northern Harrier I was photographing garden birds hunched over my camera in the kitchen grumbling about back pain.The usual influx of overwintering Blackbirds brought a few to my garden feeding on the Cotoneaster. Also whilst the birds are feeding, the ever watch-full Sparrowhawk was eyeing up it's dinner from the neighbours roof.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Drift Reservoior

Sunshine makes you feel good so I attempted a trip Drift Dam today . I kept things light in weight and walked out to the hide. The only bird of note was a lovely male golden eye. The usual overwintering tufted duck was again down in numbers, plenty of Lapwing in the fields. The only reasonable image taken was of this female Mallard, boring to some but beggars can't be choosers.