Today I decided that I would try to see as many new species as possible. With Sand Martin at Stithians, Ring Ouzel and Snow Bunting at St,Gothian, Ring-billed Gull on Helston Boating Lake and Cattle Egret on Hayle Estuary I was hoping for some life ticks.
2 Great Crested Grebe, 30+ Herring Gull, 5 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Greenfinch, 3M 1F Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 2M 2F Goldeneye, Rook, Carrion Crow.
Grey Heron- 1/4000 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Southern Cut-off Hide
3 Coot, 2M 1F Chaffinch, 3M 2F Reed Bunting, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 6M 6F Tufted Duck, 3 Robin, 1M 1F Bullfinch, 1M 1F Greenfinch, 2 Mute Swan (Building Nest), 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1M 1F Blackbird, 3M 2F Wigeon, 1 Marsh Tit, 3M 1F Mallard, Herring Gull 3
Male Reed Bunting- 1/2000 ISO400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Wigeon- 1/2000 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Golden Lion Hide
2M 1F Mallard, 5 Coot, Carrion Crow, 1M Blackbird, 2M 1F Tufted Duck, 1M 1F Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, Buzzard.
8 Greylag Geese, 6 Shelduck, 2M 2F Mallard, 100+ Starling, 50+ Herring Gull, 30+ Carrion Crow, 3M 3F Chaffinch, and quite a few Collard Dove, Rook, Woodpigeon.
Helston Sewage Works And Boating Lake
(didn’t count numbers) Chiff-chaff, Chaffinch, Mallard, Black Headed Gull, Moorhen, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow.
Chiff-Chaff- 1/800 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Chiff-Chaff- 1/800 ISO400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
2 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 14 Red Shank, 6 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, 9 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret, 40+ Shellduck, 1 Rook, 3 Black Headed Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Wigeon, 2 Magpie, 10 Mute Swan, 1 Heron, 1F Goosander, 5 Carrion Crow, 3 Buzzard, 1M Mallard
Buzzard- 1/1000 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Grey Heron- 1/640 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
As I said earlier I went looking for Snow Bunting, Ring Ouzel, Sand Martin, Ring-billed Gull and Cattle Egret. I only saw the Cattle Egret But there’s always tomorrow.
–Remember Steve Roger’s Optics Display At Stithians (Southern Cut-Off) Tomorrow From 10AM Until 4PM. For More Info See Steve’s Blog–http://www.swopticsphoto.co.uk
Dunnock, This Morning, Nans Garden, Carbis Bay
1/1250 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB