Sunday, 23 June 2019

Puffins & Razorbills on Scottish Isles. June 18th-20th.



I've just spent 3 days "island hopping" in Scotland photographing seabirds.

The Puffins, Razorbills & Guillemots looked to be finding plenty of food with them all bringing back beakfulls of Sandeels and a few Herring.

Here are a few images from a brief scan through the many photos taken.











Thursday, 13 June 2019

Ringing Barn Owls near home this evening. 13th June 2019



Visited 2 nest sites for Barn Owls this evening and both had young but at vastly different ages.

The first site had 4 young and 2 eggs, the eldest being not much more than 1 week old and the youngest possibly 1 day old.

Amazingly I counted 16 dead voles cached in the box for a rainy day.... and we're having lots of them at the moment!

Oh and I do hold a Schedule 1 licence to photograph them at the nest!




The 2nd site had 3 young that were probably 3 to 4 weeks old and well advanced.
We measured their weight and checked them over and all 3 looked to be females.






Friday, 7 June 2019

St.George's Island reserve Looe, Cornwall. 4th June 2019.

Oystercatcher


Had a great day on the Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve at St.Georges island at Looe in East Cornwall with the Cornwall Seal Group and Research Trust on Tuesday.

A bit damp and a choppy boat trip over but well worth it!

Good to meet up with friends again and share our common interest in wildlife.

Here are a few images from the day including a Common Seal which in Cornwall is anything but Common!

Also a group of Eider ducks which again are an unusual sight in the County in the summer months.




Eider ducks and drake

Common Seal

Common Seal

Great Black-backed Gull

Fulmar

Great Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Cormorant

Oystercatcher eggs and nest

Monday, 3 June 2019

Fulmars on the North Cornwall coast. 2nd June 2019





Just love watching these "masters of the air" effortlessly glide along the cliff edge using very breath of air that nature provides.