Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Grey Catbird ,Treeve Common ,Lands End 16/10.18.

 What a cracking bird ,this American beauty is the first for Cornwall and only the second for Britain as far as i know, anyway its bloody rare,it gets its name from its strange call that is reminiscent of a cats meow.


Although only a record flight shot all the identification features are visible including black cap and tail, rusty  undertail coverts and sooty grey body.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Brown Shrike ,Soapy Cove the Lizard a great end to my weeks birding in Cornwall ,before and after work obviously !!.

 A very distant record shot of the first winter Brown Shrike ,Soapy Cove on the Lizard.
 Whinchat,Lands End.
 As above.
 Juvenile Peregrine Falcon hunting on the Hayle estuary.
 As above .
 Little Grebe ,see lots of these on Carnsew pool but rarely on the main estuary so was nice to get this bird swim close in front of me .
 Adult winter Sandwich Tern.
 Yellow Legged Gull either 2nd or 3rd calendar year ,answers on a postcard !!.
 As above.
 As above.
 As above.
 Yellow Legged Gull 1st calendar year.
 As above ,love these birds at this age ,so crisp and neat.
 As above ,look at that neat tail band.
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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Common Crane on the Hayle estuary 16/9/18.

 Had this Common Crane fly over the Hayle estuary on Sunday morning in poor light.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Buff Breasted Sandpiper on the Scillies.

Had a quick visit to the Isles of Scilly this weekend and was lucky enough to pick up this juvenile Buff Breasted Sandpiper on St Marys airfield with my mate Kris Spider Webb always a great wader to see.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Had a great hour on the Hayle estuary Thursday morning and was given excellent views of this superb little Gull.

 Juvenile Little Gull,cracking bird!!.




 Spotted Redshank.
 A selection of waders including Greenshank,Curlew Sandpiper,Spotted Redshank and Redshank.
 A selection of different Juvenile Mediterranean Gulls.




Monday, 13 August 2018

A few pics from the Hayle Estuary taken over the last couple of days.

 Green Sandpiper.
 Curlew with a crab.
 Whimbrel.
 Adult Yellow Legged Gull.
 As above.
 Juvenile Mediterranean  Gull
Juvenile Artic Tern .