Sunday, 23 August 2009

Porthgwarra Sea-watch

A great morning Sea Watching this morning. I managed only 1 lifer (Great Skua) and failed to get onto a Great and a Balearic Shearwater, shame but there's always next time (Although it would have been nice to have had Common scoter, BT Diver, Sooty Shearwater etc.)
Thanks to Steve and Sam for letting me borrow your scopes.
Picture thanks to Simon Taylor...
Now off to save up for Steve's Leica Scope....

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Cornwall Birding Pelagic

A few images from the Cornwall Birding Pelagic off St.Ives Today. The light wasn't great at the start but pushing the ISO up to 1600 I managed to get some ok shots of Gannet, Fulmar, Storm Petrel and the target species Wilson's Storm Petrel. A great morning's birding and 2 lifer's ( Wilson's Storm and Storm Petrel). It's a great way to see most typical sea birds and a lot easier that the conventional method of sea watching). A huge thank you to Paul Freestone for organizing an amazing birding trip. For anyone who is interested in any of the other Pelagic's planned see Cornwall Birding Website for more info on trips.

Gannets and Fulmars were the most numerous birds but 30 Storm Petrels were spotted overall from the trip.

1 of 2 Wilson's Storm petrel spotted on the trip. The one in the photograph was our first at about 7:55 am 7 miles NNW of St.Ives.

For more of my images from the trip Click Here

Monday, 10 August 2009

Some images I have found on the memory card. Taken over the last few days.

Juv. Robin Taken from Golden Lion Hide, Stithians.

My Auntie's dog, Fozzy.
All with Canon 1D2 and Canon 400/5.6

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Still No Photo's

Although it is the Holidays I haven't had much time since my last post to take photos. I visited Stithians today so I will have a look at the photos later and I'm just hoping to get some blog-able
images to post. Im off to Scotland at the end of August so I should have a lot of pics to post then.
Im going to try to get back to posting a few times a week soon, when I get more pics. Thanks to all of you that have stuck with my blog during my lack of updates.
Thanks Everyone and welcome to the new followers!!!

Here is a picture taken by my uncle who is borrowing my 450D.