Patience paid off this evening, I went to Drift Reservoir to capture images of the Dalmatian Pelican, siting it from the car park, I route marched out to the hide. The Pelican was drifting parallel with the hide some distance away. very quickly the wind and rain arrived and made visibility poor and it drifted right down to the dam giving excellent views from the car park and a white speck for me. I decided to stay put and it paid dividends.
What a few weeks we have had for birds, the latest a Dalmation Pelican at Lands End originally found by Paul Freestone down at St Gothian sands. What a sight to see in Cornwall, whether an escape or truly wild it was a fantastic bird to see.Unfortunately no images of the Pelican, however the following is a diversification for me, a few of a slow worm we found whilst out on Sunday and a couple of underwater rock pool images. All taken with an Olympus TG4 stylus waterproof compact camera.
Last night with half an hour of birding turned up a female pied flycatcher, two Spotted Flycatcher and a Red Kite whilst driving home at Newbridge. I went back today to photograph the Flycatchers and two Red Kite turned up at Kenidjack.
Thank God for light evenings, last night, I must have viewed one of the first Migrating Whimbrels at Marazion along with a Short Eared Owl at Trewellard hill. Tonight I captured a couple of images of the Hoopoe at Sancreed and Roe deer at Marazion.
Sam and Lisa are keen photographers with a particular interest in birds and wildlife in Cornwall. We have always been interested in photography but the improvements to digital cameras have renewed our interest. We hope you will enjoy viewing our photo blog!
Our equipment is as follows: I shoot with a Nikon D300 and D800e Camera and my lenses are a 300mm F/2.8 VR, 2.0 x Nikon Teleconverter,300 to 800mm Sigma Zoom and an 18 -200mm Nikon Zoom. Lisa has a Nikon D90 with HD Video capabilities and the 18-105mm Nikon Zoom. She also commandeers my lenses when needed! I shoot always in RAW format....