Saturday 31 October 2009

Pied Flycatcher at Church Cove

I had a great day birding today with 2 life and 3 County ticks. We started off the day at Church Cove looking for the Green/Greenish Warbler, which after about 4 hours of watching and waiting I had reasonable view of it in the canopy, Lifer and County tick. While at Church Cove I also managed to photograph the Pied Fly that was in the area, 2nd County tick.. pics below. Our next stop for the day was St.Leven for the Radde's Warbler, Great views of that and my 2nd life/3rd County ticks. Not the best images but I needed something to post.
EXIF: Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/640, Spot Metering.

Sunday 18 October 2009

Yellow-Browed Warbler at Nanquidno

YB Warbler at Nanquidno this afternoon. Another 2 LIfers this afternoon, YB Warbler and the Whooper Swan at Drift.

EXIF:Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM, AV, f/5.6, Spot Metering, first 2 ISO 640 last 1 ISO 320,

Sunday 11 October 2009

Snow Bunting at Nanqudno

Despite the rubbish weather I managed to get over to Nanquidno again to see if I could get some better Snow Bunting pic's. After that we headed over to Marazion to see if the Spoonbill was still present....... it wasn't. While checking Bird Guides when I got home I found the Spoonbill had been reported 10 minuets after we had left :-(
For some better images of the Nanquidno Snow Bunting see Sam's blog, HERE

Saturday 10 October 2009

Spoonbill at Marazion

Just a few images from today at Marazion and Nanquidno. First up is the immature Spoonbill that was present at Marazion Today.

Snow Bunting at Nanquidno, (by airfield)

Saturday 3 October 2009

Dunlin on Marazion Beach

Dunlin on Marazion Beach this afternoon. I took loads of images of birds on the beach with the majority being of this Dunlin in the mouth of the Red River.
EXIF: Canon 1D MKII and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, RAW, f/5.6 ISO 200-500, 1/640s-1/2000s, Spot Metering-Partial Metering

Thursday 1 October 2009

Dunlin on Marazion Beach

I spent about an hour on Marazion Beach this afternoon trying to photograph the resident waders. For some reason we could only find one lonely Dunlin at the mouth of the Red River Mouth, and in amongst the gulls was an Adult Med Gull. The light wasn't great but once again RAW has saved me.
EXIF: Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, ISO 800, f/5.6, Spot Metering.