Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
As well as mucking about on the beach, there was also the small matter of the first Alder Flycatcher for the UK, at Nanjizal. Well, that's what they say it is, anyway. Conveniently we were driving through Penzance (on our way back from The Lizard for the Common Nighthawk) when news broke, and chortled as a chopper took off. You could almost hear the cries from inside: 'No, we've got to land again! Let me out!'
Read all about it at Buckton Birder.
Loads of nice scenery but birds were more elusive.
More photos at www.flickr.com/photos/bogbumper
We stayed at Beachside Studio, Sennen Cove, and got quite a good window list going: Chough, Raven, Arctic Skua, Kittiwake (including three colour-ringed birds which I'm waiting to hear about), Gannet, Arctic Skua, Mediterranean Gull, Buzzard, Razorbill, Grey Seal, Rock Pipit and, er, Robin.
photos taken with Canon EOS 30D + EF 300mm f/4L IS USM or Canon Powershot A640