Heres a selection of images taken at Carnsew earlier this week.Great northern diver,Red breasted merganser and some more of the Pacific diver.
Friday, 27 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Heres a selection of images of the adult Pacific Diver at Carnsew Basin on friday afternoon .All the identification features can be seen clearly including dark rear thigh patch and throat and vent strap which combined with slighter appearance and more rounded head shape help eliminate Black Throated Diver. Great bird.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Managed to grab half an hour yesterday lunch time at marazion beach where two first winter little gulls were feeding in the surf at the mouth of the red river,unfortunately they were only present for a minute or two as they were flushed by dogs and wind surfers. This was the best shot i could get in a short space of time.y
Thursday, 12 November 2009
My back yard ,although it doesnt look much as a birding hotspot and most of my garden list is made up of flyovers it has still hosted Yellow browed warbler ,Firecrest,Black redstart and Grey wagtail , flyover highlights have included Glossy ibis, Cattle egret, Red kite, Marsh harrier, Crossbill, Green sandpiper etc.
Heres a blast from the past and one of the best suprises to have turned up in and around the Wild Thyme garden. First seen in the last week of december 08 feeding around the planters in my back yard it stayed in the area well into January 09 . I think you will agree from the photos that its not exactly typical Yellow browed habitat and is proof that anything can turn up anywhere.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Had just over an hour to spare this morning before i started work so i decided to have a bit of fun with my camera,listed below are some of the highlights including over fifteen hundred wood pigeon heading south west in one hour and a new garden bird.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Took these images from my back yard late this afternoon,at least three birds present all week on the garage roofs,all three shots are of the same bird ,see how its appearance changes in the different light conditions.