Sunday, 4 October 2015

St Just

Here are a couple of shots of St Just in the haze on a
 late afternoon with the longships lighthouse behind 












Monday, 28 September 2015

Common Darter Dragonfly

Getting close up and personal with a  Common Darter Dragonfly ...














Cornwall Air Ambulance

These are just some  photos taken of the new  Cornwall Air Ambulance as 
it circled outside my window and landed at the Rugby Field ...








Sunday, 27 September 2015

Filming At Botallack






As the sun is still shining at the end of September the film trucks and crews rolled into the little village of Botallack to  film the latest series of poldark  by Winston Graham ...
Here are some of the photos taken around the set of the mine they used (wheel owl's) located near Botallack which was the location of a mining disaster ......






Friday, 3 May 2013

Lesser Yellowlegs

Yesterday Just as was just about to walk out the door to go back
to work my phone kicked into life of reports of a lesser yellowlegs at marazion,
With no time i to get there i went back to work, so this morning at work when the reports started to
come in that it was still there i was more than happy.
Getting to marazion at about mid-day i spent the first 20 Min's trying to locate the bird .
After a little while the bird appeared from the cover of the reeds and started feeding
on the near side of the bank.









Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Help

After finishing up at Marazion walking back to my
bike something caught my eye in the distance, with the bird being so far
on the other side of the marsh i got my camera and started shooting
at what i thought was a buzzard. After getting home i uploaded the days photos on the
computer and noticed that what  thought was a buzzard had a very light coloured head
, looking at cornwall birding i found that a marsh harrier was reported ,
I think its the marsh harrier but ant help on the id would be very helpful.....
(the photos are very cropped an out of focus)







Marazion

Now we got some nice weather at last and my bike is back on the road
after spending a couple of weeks in a garage getting repaired after a
little bump , i Finally managed to get down to marazion for a couple of hours.
As i arrived i was greeted with the sight of traffic lights and road works stretching
the length of the sea front ,
With the sun warming my back and the sound on the road works slowly
disappearing in the back ground i spent a relaxing enjoyable afternoon taking a
few snaps.







After capturing a few shots i noticed the herons were very active flying
around the marsh hunting and feeding on the fish that was swimming
in an out of the reeds on the shallows.













Sunday, 20 January 2013

More From Marazion

while i was waiting for the bittern to 
reappear  to keep warm i got a few shots of other birds that was around.

Oystercatcher

snipe in flight 

mute swan

Little Egret

Snipes feeding 



Bittern

With the first time in a long time the sun came out for more
than five minutes  i headed down to Marazion after hearing from Cornwall birding the had been 3 bitterns
there for the last past few day.
Knowing how hard they are to view or even see i prepared myself for a long afternoon
with a flask of coffee .
so you can imagine my shock and surprise when withing 5 Min's of me getting there
the bittern made its first appearance ,over the afternoon it made 4-5 showings .
The bittern was still a little to far away for my lens so the photos below have been enhanced
& cropped by photo shop.