Saturday, 25 August 2012

Reptiles & insects at Breney Common NR.

Common Lizard
A short hop from Davidstow took me to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve at Breney Common and a few hours of macro photography.

The poor weather was continuing to keep dragonfly & butterfly numbers low but I still managed to grab a few shots.

Black Darter

Common Blue Damselfly

Common Darter

Misc. hoverfly

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Dunlin at Davidstow airfield


It all fell right today with my day off falling when it wasn't bucketing with rain!

A quick scout around the disused Davidstow airfield turned up a couple of Dunlin in really great light and boy were they co-operative!


Dunlin wing stretching   



Monday, 20 August 2012

Juvenile Kingfisher

Juvenile Kingfisher

Watched this young kingfisher perched on a delightful arched over, reed stem, this evening in at Walmsley sanctuary.
Unfortunately it was too far away to get a good shot so I had to take 2nd best when it flew onto the fence surrounding the new sluice.

Always a treat to see a kingfisher!!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pied Flycatchers

Female Pied Flycatcher

A few more images from our trip to Finland recently.

Pied Flycatchers were one of the commonest nesting birds we saw in the eastern border area with pairs in many of the available nesting boxes we found.

Here are some shots of both the male and the female although the male often passed food to the female away from the nest and she delivered to the nestlings.

Female Pied Flycatcher

Female Pied Flycatcher

Male Pied Flycatcher