Sunday 22 March 2015

Singing wren

Singing wren.

My first attempt at an animated image!

4 separate images pinned together in Photoshop.

Thanks to Jeremy for the help.

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Birds at Spit beach 17th March 2015.

Male Black Redstart

This Black Redstart was the "target" species for yesterday morning at Spit beach, Par.

I knew it had been around the area for most of the winter but hadn't managed to go over there so yesterday Jeremy Northcott and I made the effort and were rewarded with some great views and a few photos.

This bird should be leaving soon on migration to Europe where it'll breed during the summer months.

I saw one at the nest in the French Alps last June but it's always good to see these species here in Cornwall.

The kestrel and wren were bonus birds for the morning!

Male Black Redstart  

Male Kestrel

Wren in full song

Thursday 5 March 2015

A Raven on Bodmin Moor 4th March 2015

I took a few shots of this raven that was holding territory on this rocky outcrop up on Bodmin Moor yesterday.

The weather was superb, cold and clear with blue sky... not necessarily the best lighting for a pitch black bird but when the light did catch the plumage it looked sleek and shiny.

Here are a few more images.......