Sunday, 27 November 2011

A brilliant day today on a CWT Photographic Group field trip to St. Gothian Sands and Godrevy organised by David Chapman. Not only was there a good turnout but the weather was fantastic.
Below is an image of a Ring-necked duck that has been on the main pool at St. Gothian Sands for a few days. Also a Kestrel on the cliffs in the late afternoon sun.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Walmsley Sanctuary this afternoon. It started off sunny and then became overcast and finally turned to drizzle. There were large numbers of Teal, Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwits, Canada Geese and Lapwings on show. The photos below show the 5 male Pintail that flew out and part of the flock of about 100 Knot that flew in late in the afternoon.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Love them or hate them rats are part of nature and young rats can be very engaging. These youngsters were part of a family browsing on the edge pf St. Andrews Road Pool, Par. King Rat, who was immense, kept very much in the background but the little ones were very approachable.

Monday, 21 November 2011

18/11/2011 This is one of two long staying Little Gulls at Par Beach Pool that have been entertaining many photographers including on this day David Chapman and Dibs Davey.
The Raven is an imposing bird. This image was taken at the Cheesewring Quarry on Bodmin Moor
Peregrine have nested at St. Anthonys Head opposite Falmouth for many years. After several seasons of failed nesting they fledged two youngsters this year. This picture was taken from the public hide on the headland.
A detailed view of an Avocet's head and its preposterously shaped bill. Thi picture was taken inside one of the large walk in aviaries at the Pensthorpe collection in Norfolk
Black-tailed Godwits roosting at the CBWPS Walmsley Sanctuary near Wadebridge, lit with  a warm autumn light.
A Greenshank poised to land in the ultra still waters of the CBWPS Walmsley Sanctuary at Wadebridge
A Black-headed Gull is a common sight on our estuaries and is often overlooked for photographic opportunities. This image was taken on the Tresillian River near Truro and it catches the bird in a graceful pose.
I have always felt that this picture should do well in competitions but the judges don't see what I see in it.
This is a Whinchat in the DeLank Valley on Bodmin Moor on a rainy day.
The Moor has many faces and I think this captures one of them.
There is something sinister about a Grey Heron standing watch in the edge of the reeds waiting for the next meal to come by. This picture was taken from the Noahs's hide on the Shapwick Heath Reserve on the Somerset Levels at the end of  Sepember.
Earlier this year while waiting for one of Bruce Taggart's bird cruises I took this this atmospheric pictue of the two Tamar Bridges from Saltash Quay. I found the comparison between the iconic Brunel bridge and the 100 year newer road bridge very satisfying.