Friday, 7 January 2011

Catching up

A couple of days rushing round the west and Ive managed to catch up with the main birds in the area. Yesterday it was the Pacific Diver in Mounts Bay and more importantly i finally got my county Waxwing (112) tick. Superb bird at Treneer, Penzance showed extremely well, number 288. My next county tick was today at Stithians where i 'twitched' the 8 Bewick's Swans (113) that have been there for the past week or so. Four adults and four juvs. Very nice too. 289. Two Goldeneye were also on the reservoir (114)

Carbis Bay next where there was no sign of any Balearics but 8 Goosanders (115) were still present. The estuary turned up 6 Med Gulls (116), another 5 Goosanders and a Brent Goose.
Finally to Gwithian where I hoped to catch up with the Jack Snipe. No such luck but the Water Pipit (117)showed well!
Below are a few photos taken in the past few months. Grey Plover at Gwithian and Rock Pipit at Marazion.


  1. No Ring-necked Duck?
    Great images.

  2. Lovely Waxwing shot mate, looks like your going well catch up with you later
    Happy New Year.