Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Hudsonian Whimbrel at Little London beach, Cornwall

I took these images early this morning.  Its been here since Friday afternoon and is the same bird that was on Scilly last week. Its the first record for Cornwall.  It was split from Whimbrel in 2011.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Rose-coloured Starling at Land's End

Images of the very tame Rose-coloured Starling at Land's End.  The bird spends most of the time with the Starling flock within the complex and regularly comes to feed off the speciality doughnuts!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Some Cape May images

Below are a few images from a recent two week trip to Cape May, New Jersey.  Whilst it was not a classic in terms of what this famous migration watchpoint can sometimes achieve, it was good enough for me.  There were some huge falls of Tree Swallow in the tens of thousands, close raptor views especially Bald Eagle, close views of terns, skimmers and waders on the beaches plus the colourful neotropical warblers.

Tree Swallows feeding on bayberry bushes.

Palm Warbler, seen in decent numbers daily.

Forster's Terns seen in hundreds on the beaches, plus Caspian, Royal, Sandwich, Common.

Black Skimmers, juvs, About 800 were seen on Cape May beach.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Some waders around North Cornwall

Juv Dunlin at Davidstow

Juv Ringed Plover at Davidstow

Juv Curlew Sandpiper and adult Spotted Redshank (left) Camel Estuary

Spotted Redshank and Redshank 

Juv Dunlin at Davidstow
All taken with Nikon D4 and 500mm F4 with 1.4x teleconverter.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Recent images with Nikon D610 and 500mm F4

Some images taken in the last few days with a used Nikon D610 and used Nikon D4 and new 500mm F4 FL ED VR.  All tripod mounted. Taken at Stithians and St Clements.