Saturday, 14 March 2009

Out And About

Today I decided that I would try to see as many new species as possible. With Sand Martin at Stithians, Ring Ouzel and Snow Bunting at St,Gothian, Ring-billed Gull on Helston Boating Lake and Cattle Egret on Hayle Estuary I was hoping for some life ticks.
Main Hide
2 Great Crested Grebe, 30+ Herring Gull, 5 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Greenfinch, 3M 1F Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 2M 2F Goldeneye, Rook, Carrion Crow.
Grey Heron- 1/4000 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB

Southern Cut-off Hide
3 Coot, 2M 1F Chaffinch, 3M 2F Reed Bunting, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 6M 6F Tufted Duck, 3 Robin, 1M 1F Bullfinch, 1M 1F Greenfinch, 2 Mute Swan (Building Nest), 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1M 1F Blackbird, 3M 2F Wigeon, 1 Marsh Tit, 3M 1F Mallard, Herring Gull 3

Male Reed Bunting- 1/2000 ISO400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Wigeon- 1/2000 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Golden Lion Hide
2M 1F Mallard, 5 Coot, Carrion Crow, 1M Blackbird, 2M 1F Tufted Duck, 1M 1F Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, Buzzard.

8 Greylag Geese, 6 Shelduck, 2M 2F Mallard, 100+ Starling, 50+ Herring Gull, 30+ Carrion Crow, 3M 3F Chaffinch, and quite a few Collard Dove, Rook, Woodpigeon.

Helston Sewage Works And Boating Lake
(didn't count numbers) Chiff-chaff, Chaffinch, Mallard, Black Headed Gull, Moorhen, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow.
Chiff-Chaff- 1/800 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Chiff-Chaff- 1/800 ISO400 f/5.6 Daylight WB

Hayle Estuary
2 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 14 Red Shank, 6 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, 9 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret, 40+ Shellduck, 1 Rook, 3 Black Headed Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Wigeon, 2 Magpie, 10 Mute Swan, 1 Heron, 1F Goosander, 5 Carrion Crow, 3 Buzzard, 1M Mallard

Buzzard- 1/1000 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB

Grey Heron- 1/640 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB

As I said earlier I went looking for Snow Bunting, Ring Ouzel, Sand Martin, Ring-billed Gull and Cattle Egret. I only saw the Cattle Egret But there's always tomorrow.

--Remember Steve Roger's Optics Display At Stithians (Southern Cut-Off) Tomorrow From 10AM Until 4PM. For More Info See Steve's Blog--

Dunnock, This Morning, Nans Garden, Carbis Bay
1/1250 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB


  1. I like checking out your blog Ashley. Great shots.

  2. Thanks Angie
    Great new blog

  3. Hey,you have been busy,you have got some good shots.Try Chy Kembra Common and Trewey for the Short Eared Owls and Hen Harrier.Also post some of your camera settings known as exif details.You will probably get some of the more experienced guys helping you.

  4. Some nice images there Ashley, especially like the Chiff-Chaff. It was nice to meet you on Saturday and good luck with your search for the 400/5.6 :-)

    Cheers - mark