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Cornwall Birding Pelagic

A few images from the Cornwall Birding Pelagic off St.Ives Today. The light wasn’t great at the start but pushing the ISO up to 1600 I managed to get some ok shots of Gannet, Fulmar, Storm Petrel and the target species Wilson’s Storm Petrel. A great morning’s birding and 2 lifer’s ( Wilson’s Storm and Storm Petrel). It’s a great way to see most typical sea birds and a lot easier that the conventional method of sea watching). A huge thank you to Paul Freestone for organizing an amazing birding trip. For anyone who is interested in any of the other Pelagic’s planned see Cornwall Birding Website for more info on trips.

Gannets and Fulmars were the most numerous birds but 30 Storm Petrels were spotted overall from the trip.

1 of 2 Wilson’s Storm petrel spotted on the trip. The one in the photograph was our first at about 7:55 am 7 miles NNW of St.Ives.

For more of my images from the trip Click Here

10 Responses

  1. Nice images Ashley. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Thanks Simon, yes it was a great trip.

  3. Superb images, the Wilsons is a cracker.
    Sam

  4. Well done on the Wilson’s Ashley. A difficult one to capture in the most difficult conditions.

  5. Great images Ash,The Wilson,s is a cracker Well done

  6. Thanks everyone. Out of all the shots I took of storm petrels the only 2 in focus were the 2 of the wilson’s.

  7. Well done Ash. Glad you got the Wilson’s and even got a photo!! Don’t suppose you saw where my chum bucket went? I think its been nicked!

  8. Hi Ashley, have you got an email address?
    John

  9. Yes, either pathugo(AT)Tiscali.co.uk or Ash.1456(AT)yahoo.com
    I use both.
    Thanks for your comments everyone

  10. Great shots Ash,well done.
    John.