|Taken with Nikon D500, 500mm F4, 1.4x TC, car window mounted.|
Monday, 26 September 2016
I found this juv Pec Sand on Sunday afternoon with some Ringed Plovers. As always at this site, if you stay in the car, the waders are very obliging. This Pec Sand was pretty tame and gave some great views as it fed in the puddles. I visited the airport on Friday and there was a complete clearout of all waders so I'm assuming that this one is a new bird in, following the heavy rain on Saturday. This is the 8th record of this species this Autumn, in Cornwall.
Monday, 19 September 2016
Friday, 16 September 2016
|Juv Buff breasted Sandpiper, taken with Nikon D500, 500mm F4 ISO 12800 !|
|This is one of my favourite birds and is always a delight to photograph. I took these from the car window.|
|This is the seventh Buff breast record this Autumn in Cornwall. It is probably now the commonest Nearctic wader after Pectoral Sandpiper in Cornwall.|
Thursday, 15 September 2016
This first winter Whiskered Tern was originally found on Tuesday 13th as a Black Tern but re identified from photo's as a Whiskered. It showed well this morning in low light as it fed near the dam end of the res. This is the 11th record for Cornwall.
Posted by swopticsphoto at 15:29
Monday, 12 September 2016
|Dotterel at Porthgwarra|
|Dotterel at Porthgwarra, seen just past the stone wall.|
|Sanderlings feeding at Marazion beach|
|Juv Red-backed Shrike by the sunken garden at Nanquidno.(heavy 50% crop).|
|Juv Lapland Bunting on the footpath leading to the first pool at Porthgwarra.|
All images taken with the Nikon D500, 500mm F4 and 1.4x Teleconverter, Tripod mounted.
Saturday, 10 September 2016
Two images of Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Marazion beach; the upper shot was taken last week and the lower image was taken on 12th August last year in exactly the same location. This is only the second time that I have seen this species on Marazion beach.