Thursday, 24 December 2015

Fave images from 2015

Black Skimmer, Cape May beach, September 2015, after several hundred shots to get a pair together skimming!
Adult male Common Yellowthroat, Cape May, New Jersey September.
Common Pauraque on the nest, Estero Grande, Texas in May this year.
Common Nighthawk, Texas in May this year.
Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Bentsen SP Texas in May.
Adult Stilt Sandpiper at Port Aransas, Texas in May.  We saw hundreds of them at this wader hotspot.
Snow Bunting at St Gothians, Cornwall in January.
Hudsonian Whimbrel at Little London beach, Marazion. A first for Cornwall and tick for me as well.
Ring Ouzels at Buttermilk Hill. I saw a maximum of 22 in flock in April here.
Meadow Pipit in late evening sunshine in April on the Lizard.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Recent images from round the county in December

Fem Black Redstart, Penzance
Male Black Redstart, Penzance

Goldfinch, Ryan's Field Hayle

Great Northern Divers in boat reflection, Newlyn

Great Northern Diver, Newlyn

Purple Sandpiper, Battery Rocks, Penzance

Turnstone, Battery Rocks

Yellow-browed Warbler, Ryans Field Hayle.
All taken with Nikon D4s, 500mm VR F4 and 1.4x Teleconverter. Despite the appalling light that we are getting at the moment, I did manage to get these shots on the rare occasion when there was some sun!