Wednesday 22 October 2014

American Golden Plover......... eventually!

American Golden Plover

Well I eventually caught up with this super looking plover this afternoon at the 3rd attempt!

I was a bit lackadaisical last week and kept thinking I'll pop up to Davidstow on Monday when it's quieter. (Shows I lack the true credentials to be a twitcher).

I went up on Monday and along with about half a dozen others couldn't locate it.

So yesterday I saw that it'd been recorded again so popped up in the afternoon and again couldn't see it.

When I got home I had an e mail from Brian Craven who I'd chatted with up at the airfield and he told me it was lurking near a pool in the centre of the runways.

So today after doing all the shopping we took a drive up there again and lo and behold I came straight onto it with not another soul about.

The lighting was a bit low but for Davidstow that was GOOD!

Not too sure that my carbon footprint has been good for this bird but always a treat to see such an attractive plover.

In the final image you can see areas of golden plumage on the head, back and rump as it stretched it's wings.

American Golden Plover 

American Golden Plover

Sunday 19 October 2014

Autumn fungi at Lanhydrock, Cornwall.

Porcelain fungi

A few fungi images taken on our Cornwall Wildlife Trust Photographic Group field trip to the National Trust property of Lanhydrock on the outskirts of Bodmin.

Not too many fungi to be found but the lone magpie inkcap and the porcelain fungi were particularly good although challenging to photograph!

Porcelain fungi

Porcelain fungi 
Magpie inkcap



Oyster fungus