Monday, 19 September 2016

Juv Red-backed Shrike at Porth Loe, Porthgwarra

This is the second Red-backed Shrike that I have seen this Autmn, the first being last week at Nanquidno.  The Porthgwarra bird was quite obliging and allowed everyone some very good views.

Red-backed Shrike, Porth Loe, Porthgwarra, September 2016. Nikon D500, 500mm F4, 1.4xTC. ISO 1000, 1/1250s, F/5.6.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Davidstow

Juv Buff breasted Sandpiper, taken with Nikon D500, 500mm F4 ISO 12800 !

This is one of my favourite birds and is always a delight to photograph. I took these from the car window.

This is the seventh Buff breast record this Autumn in Cornwall.  It is probably now the commonest Nearctic wader after Pectoral Sandpiper in Cornwall.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

1W Whiskered Tern at Argal Dam

This first winter Whiskered Tern was originally found on Tuesday 13th as a Black Tern but re identified from photo's as a Whiskered. It showed well this morning in low light as it fed near the dam end of the res.  This is the 11th record for Cornwall.




Monday, 12 September 2016

Images from west Cornwall this weekend

Dotterel at Porthgwarra

Dotterel at Porthgwarra, seen just past the stone wall.
 
Sanderlings feeding at Marazion beach
 
Juv Red-backed Shrike by the sunken garden at Nanquidno.(heavy 50% crop).
 
Juv Lapland Bunting on the footpath leading to the first pool at Porthgwarra.

All images taken with the Nikon D500, 500mm F4 and 1.4x Teleconverter, Tripod mounted.






 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Marazion beach

 
 Two images of Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Marazion beach; the upper shot was taken last week and the lower image was taken on 12th August last year in exactly the same location.  This is only the second time that I have seen this species on Marazion beach.