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.