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.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Squacco Heron at Marazion Marsh

The Squacco Heron at the marsh today was decidedly elusive, preferring to stay for long periods at the back of the reed bed.  It flew past me and settled briefly before returning again to the back of the marsh.  It was found yesterday by Dave Flumm and is the second record in Cornwall this Spring.  In addition to the Squacco, Brian Loader and me had a Bee Eater calling at 7.38am over the east end of the marsh.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Hummingbirds in Texas

We saw three species of hummingbird on our travels to the Gulf coastal region.  Buff-bellied was commonest and Black-chinned was the scarcer of the three.  We saw several Ruby-throated at High Island and Goose Island areas but elsewhere they were replaced by Buff-bellied.  They are indeed blessed with good looks and intrigue and they have only made me want to see more of them!  There's a knack in photographing them as well.  Its called patience and getting your background sorted.  

Friday, 29 May 2015

Night Heron at St Clements, Truro

After five visits to my local patch at St Clements, I eventually saw the adult Night Heron last night.  After spending countless hours waiting at Tresemple Pool, John Chapple and me returned to the car park only to be told by the owner of the vicarage it was in the garden pond!.  The photo below was taken in near darkness at 9.30 pm last night.  ISO was set to 6400.  I got to say I was pretty impressed with the camera (Nikon D800e).

I also saw two Red Kites though Bob Bosisto had five others an hour earlier.