I checked out Swanpool today and was pleased to find a drake Garganey feeding near the reed bed end of the pool. It was very close and uncharacteristically tame. In addition, the female Long-tailed Duck was also there and approaching summer plumage.
Sunday, 29 March 2015
I took both these images in virtually the same place; the upper one today and the lower one eleven months ago. Perhaps the same bird as there has been a single Greenshank here all winter. Who knows. Anyway, Greenshank always make a decent subject to photo and Point is one of the easiest places to photo them.
Monday, 16 February 2015
This Little Bunting was found feeding in some set-aside between Gulval and Ludgvan. It was originally found by Paul St.Pierre of the RSPB whilst out checking set-aside sites. The bird remained faithful to a small corner of the field and stayed low for long periods. Images taken with a Nikon D800e body and 500mm F4 lens.
Monday, 19 January 2015
This pair of first year birds were showing well on Sunday on the rock piles near the sand embankment. I just struck it lucky with superb light yesterday morning. Images taken with a used Nikon D800e body and 500mm F4.