Sunday, 29 March 2015

Male Garganey at Swanpool today

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.

Adult Greenshank at Point today

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

1W Ring-billed Gull at Swanpool

Photographed at Swanpool Sunday afternoon 15th Feb.

Little Bunting at Gulval, Cornwall

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

First year male and female Snow Buntings at St Gothians

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.