Thursday, 13 December 2018

Short eared Owls... Round 3. 9th Dec 2018.



Very windy and only shots were of one of the Owls sheltering from the gales!!




Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Short eared Owls... Round 2. 4th Dec 2018.



I had another hour with these birds today but it was raining and the light was awful.

However they often came close and the photos are ok if you don't look too close!

2 birds were present and at one stage they did a bit of displaying together but only as the sun had set.

Hopefully they'll stay there till the sun comes back to Cornwall again!











Monday, 3 December 2018

Short eared Owls on North Cornish headland. 3rd Dec 2018.




Well, it was my turn to have a go at the Short eared Owls that have moved into the County.

Having drawn a blank a few days ago I saw the clouds part at lunchtime so decided to go again!

Not too disappointed with the results considering the fading light which forced me onto high ISO's.

There was a golden moment at about 3:30 pm when the light was perfect but no birds!

Also amazing to watch one of the birds going across the waves very low ... looked a bit odd for an owl!

Hopefully they'll stay around for a bit longer so I can get another chance.







Friday, 23 November 2018

Whooper Swans on the River Camel 21st Nov 2018.



Some pics of the 2 Whooper swans that are on the River Camel at the moment.

We had 2 juveniles all of last winter so wouldn't be surprised if these were the same ones again this winter.






Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Pied Wheatear at Trevose Head this afternoon. Wed.14th Nov 2018.



A few pics of the rare female Pied Wheatear at Trevose Head near Padstow this afternoon.

A bird from the far east of Europe and into Asia a little bit off track!





Friday, 9 November 2018

A few pics from Westonbirt Arboretum. Friday 2nd Nov 2018



A long trip up to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire certainly paid dividends as the Autumn colours were fantastic.
Thanks go to Iain for driving and Delia for her company.

Let the pictures talk for themselves!










Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cattle Egrets at Walmsley sanctuary, Wadebridge Sun 14th Oct 2018



After having up to 20 Cattle Egrets in the reserve for a couple of weeks we were down to just the 2 when I spent some time there this afternoon.
However they were fairly close and the light was good... so a few positives!

Here are a few more pics of them!