Saturday, 24 September 2016

Dalmatian Pelican on the River Camel 24th Sept 2016.

The much travelled Dalmatian Pelican turned up on our river yesterday when it was spotted off Porthilley.

This morning I photographed it on the Dinham flats from the Camel trail opposite Whitehouse, Tregunna.

I saw it in Penzance a few months back but it's always great to see it on the Camel.

With a wingspan of between 9 and a half and 11 feet it's an impressive sight!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Common or European Starlings

I spent this morning trawling the runways and old broken down buildings of Davidstow airfield in an unsuccessful attempt to find rare waders and an elusive Rose-coloured Starling.

What I did find were a few common starlings but in the beautiful sunlight they looked anything but common!
Stunning glossy colours and super spotty plumage.

They were feeding on leatherjackets and doing it quite well so the predicted influx of craneflies should benefit them if it ever happens!

Catching a leatherjacket

Juvenile starling

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Waders at Davidstow this afternoon 14th September 2016

American Golden Plover

Managed to catch up with the American Golden Plover this afternoon and good to see it with our regular Eurasian Golden Plover for comparison.

Also several Curlew Sandpipers, a Ruff, Dunlin & Ringed Plover.

Unfortunately couldn't find the Buff-breasted Sandpiper !

Popular place for birdwatchers today!

American Golden Plover with Eurasian Golden Plover and Curlew Sandpiper



Curlew Sandpiper

Juvenile Ringed Plover


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Photo Group field trip to Breney Common reserve 4th September 2016.

Common frog  

An overcast day with a few bright intervals gave us ideal lighting for a variety of subjects today at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve at Breney Common near Bodmin.

Common Blue Damselfly
Bee in Bindweed flower

Fungi on a fungi



Common Darter

Common Darter

Orb Spider spp.

Bee fly?

Emerald Damselflies in cop.