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