Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Seal at St.Ives

This is the first time I have photo'd a Seal and I am really pleased with the results. It was just off Porthgwidden Beach and the rocks gave just enough cover to hide behind while taking theses pics without it being spooked. Taken while on Cornwall Wildlife Trust field trip.
I don't know what type of seal its though?

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Tufted Duck's at Drift Reservoir

As promised Tufted Duck's at Drift yesterday. Tomorrow I will post some shots of a Seal with a fish taken today on the Cornwall Wildlife Trust field trip to St.Ives. I wont bother posting my Cattle Egret images as they aren't great but I'll try for better next weekend.
Cattle Egret and Bitterns (3) seen again today, the latter briefly

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Whooper Swan at Drift Reservoir

Spend an hour or two at drift this afternoon. Whooper Swan and Barnacle Geese Still there, the later to far away for photo's. Despite the distant Geese the Whooper Swan was showing very very well, a lot better than last year when it was in the field to the left of the hide. I also visited Marazion and Brew Farm today, Images from there will appear tomorrow.
Might buy a Macro lens and go back down there ;-)

Coming in the next few days, Tufted duck at Drift, Record shot of bittern at Marazion, Cattle Egret's at Sennen and hopefully some good images from the CWT Field trip to St.Ives

Saturday, 9 January 2010


Photo's from a very very cold afternoon at Marazion. The bittern was around but not when I was there :-( The weather has effected most of the birds on the marsh but mainly the Redwing and Fieldfare, about 200+ flying to and from the marsh and beach in search of food. Hope they find it! The first shot is a knot on the beach, Handheld 1DMKII and 400mm f/5.6
Second, Golden Plover from Roadside, Tripod mounted 1D MKII and Canon 600mm f/4 + 1.4X TC. @f5.6
Third, Teal From Roadside, Tripod mounted, Canon 1D MKII and Canon 600mm f/4 + 1.4X TC @f/5.6.
Anyone out today will agree it was cold!!
Thanks Bob for letting my borrow the 600mm.

Friday, 8 January 2010


Due to the weather this week I haven't been able to get out, even though I have been off school for the last 3 Days!!! So I only have images from the garden to post. Got very cold taking these.

^^^A bit Dark^^^
Sorry a bit simple...

Monday, 4 January 2010

Recent Shots

I am year listing this year so I have been rushing around trying/failing to tick the common birds instead of taking pictures. I did though have a good photo session at Marazion on Jan 1st with Bob and Rachel. Thanks Bob for getting the 7D, because I now want one!! And thanks Rachel for letting me use the 500, I also want one of those to now too ;-)
First Image up is a Turnstone at Newlyn on the 31st December, Handheld 1D2 and 400/5.6.

Second is a Little Egret at Marazion Marsh, Tripod mounted, Canon 1D mKII, Canon 500 f/4 L IS USM and 1.4x TC. Thanks Rachel