Saturday, 18 September 2010

Wryneck at Botallack, Cornwall

Wrynecks must have had a successful breeding season as this Autumn, Cornwall has witnessed unusually high numbers.  On one day last week, no fewer than seven were in the county.  I photographed this bird today at Botallack, West Cornwall.  It was quite content to sun itself in the open for several minutes at a time.

The image below shows just why it has such a strange name!


  1. Outstanding, you never fail to impress me Steve. A man who sells the gear and knows how to use it.
    I went down late in the afternoon but no luck. The sun was low and it was cold.

  2. Fantastic images Steve, well done.