Saturday 28 February 2009

Stithians Today

My pic's from the Main hide at Stithians Today. The 2 GC Grebe's were showing but to far off for a photo. The water rail was elusive but we got a glance as it ran between cover.
Tomorrrow I will be posting the video footage from Venus Pool last weekend. (If i can resize it)
But i'll give it a go.

Friday 20 February 2009

Could You Settle An Argument!!!!

This was taken today at Venus pool and my mum and auntie are arguing about what it is. me, my uncle and mum think its a weasel and my auntie says its a stoat. The picture is ... RUBBISH but could someone please help.

Another Day At Venus

Spent this afternoon at Venus pool (again!). The elusive Bittern was not sighted and we couldn't find the water rail. Our bird list for the last two days at Venus was (sorry for not having all the bird numbers because there are to many bird flying around it's hard to count them).....
1 Nuthatch, 1 Tree Creeper, 2 Brambling,2 GS Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, LT Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Robin, Black Bird, Wood Pigeon,Carrion Crow, Coot, Moorhen, Song Thrush, Mallard, 2 Buzzard, Shoveler, 50+ Lapwing, 12 Mute Swan, Oyster Catcher, Canada Geese , 2 GC Grebe, Curlew, Greylag Goose, Teal. and some unexpected visitors a Squirrel, a Stoat and 4 Rabbits.

Thursday 19 February 2009

What Is This?

I took these pics at Venus pool and I'm not sure what it is. When we first spotted it we thought it was a Marsh Tit or Willow Tit but after looking at the bird book it looked more like a Coal Tit. could someone please tell me what it is?

Rest of the Day

The rest of the good photo's. Shame they are abit dark, they look a lot lighter on the Camera's LCD. These pictures were taken at the feeding station at Venus Pool, Shropshire.

What A Day!!

Just a few photo's from my day out at Venus Pool, Shropshire. I'll post more photo's later on tonight.

Coming Soon.....

I am spending the rest of the holidays in Telford and will be visiting some nature reserves around, including a red kite farm in Wales so I will be posting pictures of the visits soon.

Wednesday 18 February 2009


Does any one know if the bittern is still at Marazion marsh. If so where abouts and could I get a good photo with a 300mm lens. Also where abouts on the beach are the Black redstart.
For some amazing images of the black redstart see Steve Rogers Blog at

Tuesday 17 February 2009

Just Another Garden Bird...

There I was sitting on the stone wall of my nan's garden, camera in hand waiting for a photo opportunity. The crows and curlews flying from field to field with two buzzards over head. I was concentrating on a rabbit that was running up and down the edge of the field when I heard a bird calling. I turned around and a dunnock was perched on a bramble about 3 metres away. I got the camera and shot off about 30 images before, after about 2 minutes it was frightened off. A nice way to end the day with a close encounter of the bird kind.

Monday 16 February 2009

Best Images So Far....

Just a few photo's that I have taken since getting my SLR. Some of my favourite images so far.

Stithians Reservoir

Hayle Estuary

Zennor Moors

Stithians Reservoir

Golden Oldies

These photo's were taken over the last 3 weeks in my garden (the female black cap was taken in my nans garden, in carbis bay). With my Canon EOS 450D and Tamon 70-300mm.

A Few More Pics

A few more photo's from sunday.(see post below)


My first ever post.

These photo's were taken on Sunday at Stithians Reservoir. The last 3 images are thanks to Duncan Jeggo for letting me borrow his Canon 500mm f4 and 1.4x tc. Sorry they are a little dark I haven't had time to edit them.