Monday, October 13, 2008

Cornwall 2008

Sennen Cove

Surfers at Sennen Cove

Fishing boats at Sennen Cove


Razorbill washed up on Sennen beach

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!'

Alder flycatcher twitch at Nanjizal
Read all about it at Buckton Birder.

Loads of nice scenery but birds were more elusive.
Kynance Cove

Kenidjack tin mine

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

1 comment:

  1. Makes me feel really happy that I couldn't go to Cornwall until the friday (already booked for a long w/e there!)and dipped well missed the flycatcher to learn you were both there! But I did see the Red-eye vireo (a Western P first for me!)

    Tell Darren I was all ready to go to Ireland (stay over with an ex colleague of mine in Clare) but the Philadelphia Vireo disappeared! So re sceduling and hoping the little Blue Heron sticks!

    Keep those lovely photos posted!