Monday 31 July 2017

An incredible 14 Glossy Ibis at Walmsley sanctuary this evening. 31st July 2017.

A flock of 14 Glossy Ibis turned up today at our reserve at Walmsley sanctuary near Wadebridge.

Very unusual sighting especially this early in the year.

We've had the odd individual bird in the past but never this many.

Fantastic to see!

Something spooked them earlier and they flew out of the reserve toward the estuary but then turned full circle and came back and landed in the exact place they'd left from.

Hopefully they'll stay around a few days!

Sunday 23 July 2017

Common Sandpiper on River Camel 23rd July 2017.

This common sandpiper was resting up on the slipway of the Wadebridge boatyard this evening.

It was one of 3 spotted on this section of river and I don't doubt there are several others passing through at this time.

Photographed from my kayak! Nikon 70-300 lens.

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Kingfisher portrait

A single image I took this morning on the River Camel near Wadebridge.

Sunday 16 July 2017

Cattle Egrets at Walmsley sanctuary 16th July 2017

3 Cattle Egrets amongst the bullocks down at the reserve this morning.

Numbers vary daily but great to see them looking good and feeding well.

The first time I've seen them riding on the backs of the cattle.

Be interesting to see if they will migrate or stay the winter .

Tuesday 11 July 2017

4 Oystercatchers.....Looe island, 10th July 2017

I spent quite a bit of time watching these 4 oystercatchers "piping" as they went through some ceremonial process on the barnacle covered rocks of St.Georges island at Looe yesterday.

They've already bred so it wasn't a courtship display but maybe some kind of territorial / dominance thing!

However it was good to watch them and it was very noisy!

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Cattle Egrets at Walmsley sanctuary 3rd July 2017

 There were 5 Cattle Egrets with the grazing bullocks in the reserve this evening.

Great to see this species being seen regularly now in Cornwall.

I wonder how many of the original influx are still around.