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Dunnock At St.Gothian

Taken on Friday with Canon EOS 450D and Canon EF 400 f/5.6
EXIF: 1/400, f/5.6, ISO 400, Av, Shade WB and +1/3 stop

Hells Mouth & St.Gothian

After spending an hour and a half of good photography time in the vets as our dog who was , quoted by me “Being A Wimp”, I was eager to get some shots to post tonight before it was too dark. Anyway getting to Marazion just after 7pm I headed down to the right of the reserve by the waters edge where the Swallows and Sand Martins were swirling around the water getting their tea (Lucky things). A bird singing in the tree made me think Cetti’s Warbler so as I was about to take a photo I glanced down to see “NO CARD” being displayed on the camera screen. So after failing to get any pics to post tonight I had to post the “Not very good pics” from yesterday.

After watching the ??? bird on the tree for a while I thought I’ll look in the bird book when I get home, But after looking in the book the only bird that it could of been was a sedge warbler but I can’t be sure so no life tick today.

St.Gothian & Stithians

EXIF: 1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 800, Aperture Priority,
+0.3 Stop, Shade WB
Stithians- Goldcrest Golden Lion Hide
EXIF: 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 800, Aperture Priority,
+1 Stop, Cloudy WB.
Stithians- Willow (?) Warbler Main Hide

EXIF: 1/400s, f/5.6, ISO 320, Aperture Priority, +1 Stop, Daylight WB
St.Gothian- 7/12 Ducklings

Easter Weekend.

Just a quick post to show my images from over the Easter bank holiday. As the weather was great I got in many hours of birding. The first, a Dunnock from Stithians was taken on Saturday and the rest were at Tehidy woods on Friday. No EXIF as I don’t have time.





Just a quick post to show some of my images from over the Easter bank holiday weekend. As the weather was great I got in many hour’s of birding. The first, a Dunnock from Stithians was taken on Saturday and the rest were at Tehidy woods on Friday.
No EXIF as I don’t have time.

Sunday Birding

After spending most of Saturday driving around St.Just in search of the GS Cuckoo and then getting home to find that the only road that we didn’t go down was the road where the Cuckoo was spotted, I was very eager to get back out on Sunday to find it. Arriving at Bartinney Downs just after 9am and making the short trek to the top of the hill to then discover that the bird had not been spotted……… Birding never is easy!!!!!

Walking back and forth around the hill for about 2 1/2 hours we were about to give up. As we were about to leave we met Monty, a fellow photographer, birder and blogger who as some of you may know had been there from 6:30 and hadn’t seen the elusive Cuckoo.
“It’s been spotted on top of the hill” we rushed to the top and just missed it fly down over the the other side. We spend the next hour trying to scout it out… and as I usually do I failed. Just as we were about to leave the car park, Monty gave us some good news- Its in the field!!!
Rushing back up the hill….. Frankly I’m getting tired of all this Rushing around.
It was present for about 5 minutes and then flew off over the hedge a good enough view and a nice lifer for me, I got some pics but they had to be harshly cropped so I wont upload them.
The Picture’s below were taken on Saturday at Marazion marsh with Canon EOS 450D and Canon EF 400m f/5.6 L.
PS: A little bird told me that Angie, Simon, Trevor and Matt failed to see the Cuckoo on their West Cornwall round trip, That’s the thing about birding “the early bird gets the …… Cuckoo!!!”
“Not a happy bunny”

EXIF: 1/2500, f/5.6, Tv, ISO 800, Daylight WB
EXIF: 1/4000, f/5.6, Tv, ISO 800, Daylight WB
EXIF: 1/2500, f/5.6, Tv, ISO 800, Daylight WB

Stithians

A cold and wet day at stithians this afternoon. After recording the first swallow of the year for me and for the Stithians list the weather got even worse. Todays list:

Southern Cut-Off
Great Tit 2, Robin 3, Chaffinch 6M 2F, Blue Tit 5, Coot 4, Dunnock 1/2, Reed Bunting 4M 3F, Bullfinch 1M 1F, Mute Swan 2, Greenfich 4, Moorhen 2, Carrion Crow 2, Tufted Duck 3M 3F, Little Grebe 2, Buzzard 2, Swallow (First for Stiths year list), Mallard 2M 2F, Teal 3M 3F, Herring Gull 10+, Wren 1, Blackbird 1M 1F, LBB Gull 5, Wigeon 2M 1F, Rook 8, Wood Pigeon 1, Gadwell 1, Cormerant 1 And Chiff-Chaff (Heard)
NO COAL TIT

All with Canon EOS 450D and Canon EF 400mm L USM
1/1600 F/5.6 ISO 800 Tv Daylight WB

1/1000 F/6.3 ISO320 Tv Daylight WB

1/1000 F/5.6 Tv ISO 800 Daylight WB

1/1600 f/5.6 ISO 800 Tv Daylight WB

1/1600 f/5.6 Tv ISO 800 Daylight WB

Stone Chat In Zennor.

These were taken last Sunday while out looking for the Short Eared Owl. Once again I dipped. The Stone Chat was so close to the car the camera wouldn’t focus. Mum reversed the car and I got about 10 shots of which these 2 were the best. 1/100 f/5.6 Tv ISO400 +1/3 EV
1/160 f/5.6 Tv ISO400 +2/3
Both taken with Canon EOS 450D and Canon EF 400mm L USM

Off To Find The Stiths Coal Tit This Weekend!!!!!!!!!!

Hen Harrier??????

I went to Zennor on Sunday in search of Hen Harrier and Short Eared Owl and from the pictures you can see I dipped.

Buzzards At Steeple Woods

All taken with Canon EOS 450D with Canon EF 400mm L USM
1/1600 f/5.6 Sport (Pre-Set Mode) ISO400 Auto WB

1/2000 f/7.1 Sport (Pre-Set Mode) ISO400 Auto WB

1/1250 f/5.6 Tv ISO400 Auto WB
1/1250 f/5.6 Tv ISO400 Daylight WB
1/1250 f/7.1 Tv ISO400 Auto WB

1/2000 f/5.6 Tv ISO400 Daylight WB