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Pacific Diver at Carnsew Basin.

Some image of the Pacific Diver on Carnsew Basin today. Please excuse the quality, the weather was rubbish and I was handholding the camera most of the time!! I got soaked, camera got soaked but it was worth it. I’ll be back down there tomorrow if the weather gets better.EXIF: Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, ISO 800, 1/800-1000, f/5.6, spot metering, Majority Handheld.





For a lot better images of the Pacific Diver see Matt Sallis and Duncan Jeggo’s images on BirdGuides. Or Steve’s Images Here

Barn Owl

I photographed this Barn Owl after having a very uneventful time at Men-an-Tol. It flew over the road and I managed to get these images out of the car window.

EXIF: Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, Av, ISO-400, f/5.6, 1/800-1000-2500, Partial Metering.




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.



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,

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


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)

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












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.




Baird’s Sandpiper at Marazion

Some images from Marazion Beach (Red river) taken on Sunday.
EXIF:Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, ISO 800, 2 and 3= Partial Metering 4 and 5= Spot Metering, f/5.6. Sorry about the weird orange tint that was the sun setting behind me.

EDIT: first image is the original of image #3. For Liam.




Waders at Davidstow

A few images from today at Davidstow. I originally thought I was photographing Dunlin and Ringed Plover but after looking at some of the Baird’s images from Davidstow and Marazion I started to doubt the Dunlin ID, Can anyone confirm it.
I am still experimenting with RAW but so far I have found it a great advantage over Jpeg. All images Shot in RAW and converted in Photoshop, ISO 200, 400mm.