Monday 16 January 2017

Eastern Black Redstart at Mousehole

I revisited Mousehole on Saturday to take another look at the stunning Eastern Black Redstart, which seems to have taken up residence on the beach by the Rock Pool.  As of today, its been there for 29 days.

Female Kingfisher at Tehidy CP

A couple shots of the female Kingfisher at Tehidy Country Park from the weekend. Only females wear the lipstick...

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Short-eared Owl at Bartinney

I visited the popular Short-eared Owl site yesterday afternoon in perfect light.  I saw two of the three birds here along with Alan James, Bob Sharples and nearly 20 other birders!  The best time to visit is just after 2pm when they start hunting the fields.  You need to hunker down behind the hedge and use a bit of fieldcraft.  The owls were unperturbed by everyone there.  I waited until near sunset and got some nice views of these charismatic birds.

Short-eared Owl hunting down a flushed Skylark

Short-eared owl at last light, Bartinney Downs

Taken with D5, 500mm F4, 1.4x TC and cropped 50%