Saturday, 16 October 2010

Snow Bunting at Newlyn P2

Shame about the shade on the cycle track...

Too bright, too shallow depth of field and a bit boring but..
Taken this morning

Snow Bunting at Newlyn

Just a quick post as im about to go back down to Newlyn to take some more. Just one image ive found from this morning

Friday, 15 October 2010

Fieldfare in the garden

My first Fieldfare of the winter in my nans garden today. Once again i went for video before images, which may kill off my photography blog if im not to careful :(

The Green Heron footage didnt make the show which is a shame. Although considering it was one of the first videos I have taken with the 7D i think it did pretty well to get nearly broadcast!!
Thanks for all the comments recently! I havent really been replying to them as Ive been busy

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Green Heron on BBC2!!

Just a quick note to say i have received an email from someone at the BBC saying that they want to broadcast my Green Heron video on Autumnwatch, tomorrow (Thursday) 8:30pm BBC2. because of the type of show they cant guarantee that they will fit it in but fingers crossed!!
If you cant watch tomorrow then here is the footage. Sorry crap sound and dodgy panning

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Green Heron P3

I have just had a quick run through of the last 200 or so images as i want to get onto the video, here are just 2 i came across. will go through them again when i get chance and might post some more but now its time to experiment with HD video

Monday, 11 October 2010

Green Heron at Heligan P2

Still going through the images, here are a few more. I should have some more up tomorrow. I am also editing the video together so hopefully that might be ready soon

Saturday, 9 October 2010


Caught up with it today, have 14GB of pics and video to go through, need to sort out Lightroom trail and then i can play with the 7D RAW files. So you can have what ive done so far. 1 pic and 1 video, video is unedited as i haven't worked that out yet, got 2 nice videos (that ive found so far) of it fishing.
just a quick post to show the images and hopefully tomorrow i will be able to show you all of them
Flickr isnt the best video hoster (not amazing quality) but hey.....
sorry about crap sound

Friday, 8 October 2010

Green Heron!

Still havent been :(
Wasnt allowed to take my last 2 lessons off today to get the Heron with Paul! Who needs education, I know what Id rather do, I didnt even learn anything!

Will be there tomorrow so for now all i can do is look at the pics and vids:

Thanks to all contributors of images and videos to the website, Derek's and John's videos are definitely worth watching!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Wheatear at Davidstow and something a little rarer!!

This post should include images but for some reason photoshop wont read the 7D RAW files, definitely CS5 time!!
Half a day at college today so we headed off in search of the Buff-Breasted Sandpiper at Davidstow, it wasnt there...
While we were there the pager went off, MEGA Cornwall GREEN HERON...
Yep, Green Heron at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pager message came through at 15:22 and Heligans last entry was at 15:30, according to Google maps thats 58mins away, CRAP!
Well it better stay until Saturday!
I was also very surprised that Heligan wouldn't shut later this evening or open earlier tomorrow so more birders could connect with it, and at £10pp they will make A LOT!!

Images of Wheatear will come at some point and hopefully on Saturday i will be posting Green heron shots. Good luck to those that go tomorrow. I need a good excuse to get off college!

PS: Red-eyed Vireo and Myrtle Warbler in Co.Cork plus Green Heron in Cornwall (and other stuff like Bobolink, American Waders/Pipits that have been around/still are around) what else could be in the country?!!?!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Ringing at Treveal

We attempted to ring Snipe at Marazion last night but we gave up after a few hours of nothing and hit the pub with some of the local birders, hoping that tomorrow would bring better ringing.
It did...
We arrived at Treveal at about 6:30am and started setting up the nets in a few places around the valley. None of us had been to Treveal before so trying to find decent ringing spots in the dark was hard!
Anyway after about nearly 7 hours of ringing we caught the following (not huge numbers but some good birds!!!) 2 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 5 Chiff-Chaff, 1Wren, 3 Long-tailed Tit, male Blackcap and a male Blackbird. Also Yellow Wagtail andMerlin over
An interesting Chiff-Chaff was caught too, One of the Chiff-Chaff caught had a ring on, after close inspection Mark had ringed it earlier in the week at Marazion! What are the chances!
and Sam, its lucky I could be bothered to take my camera around this time!!!