Sunday 27 October 2019

Portuguese Man O' War North Cornish coast 27th Oct 2019.

I was delighted to get close to this Portuguese Man O' War this morning on our Cornwall Seal Group & Research Trust survey just West of St.Ives in West Cornwall.

We actually came across 3 different ones and despite struggling to focus on them from a very rocky deck of Atlantic Diver  I managed a few images.

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Crossbills in North Cornwall. 2nd October 2019

Male Crossbill

I finally found the Crossbills in the forest at Davidstow this afternoon at the 3rd attempt.

Well worth the wait although having spent all my time gazing at the spruce cones looking for the birds I was shocked to see them behind me in the shade and with not a cone in sight!

Also pleased to see a juvenile with them so they will have bred this year and hopefully locally.

Female Crossbill

Male Crossbill

Female Crossbill

Female Crossbill with a juvenile.