Sunday, 27 February 2011

Recent Photos

Been a bit busy since the end of January but managed another 19 yearticks. Photos of some of them below and I'll update the text when i get a minute!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Photos from last Sunday (31st Jan)

A few record shots from Bodmin Moor last sunday. Not sure about the Deer? It was pacing the fence having got itself stuck in a cattle field. I think it's a Red Deer? I have shots of it from behind and it doesn't have the cream/white arse like a Roe Deer. Any thoughts?

Walmsley Goodies.....

Luckily the geese and swans have hung around at Walmsley long enough for me to catch up with them. So, with Mark, Monty and Ash, I ventured north to the sanctuary. As we parked up in the layby and got out of the car we were treated to a flock of 15 Barnacle Geese over the reserve and a short walk to the public hide produced the Pink-footed Goose and Bean Goose (141) in fields to the west. Three Spoonbills were asleep at the back of the main pool and five Black-tailed Godwits flew off. All hell let loose when the 'tundra' Peregrine put in an appearance. It appears a much bigger bird than our regular Peregrines.
Across the main road, the Whooper Swan (142) was with two Mutes.
We tried in vain at a very windy Trevose Head for Corn Buntings, so headed west to Pentire. En-route I noticed a flock of distant birds, which turned out to be Skylark. A short detour to Park Head, National Trust reserve provided us with some amazing views of huge flocks of Skylarks. The two groups totalled over 500 birds and a nearby flock of mixed buntings held, Chaffinch (300+), Yellowhammer (12+), Reed Bunting (10+) and finally three of our quarry species, Corn Bunting (143)!