Sunday, October 01, 2006


Just got back from a week in Cornwall. Here is an assortment of landscapes, flowers, insects and duff bird photos. More notes to be added later...

Cot Valley

Maritime heath, Porthgwarra

View from Nanquidno

'Ciao!' said the Choughs. Two seen at Nanquidno, then Cot (where these record shots were taken)

Stonechat, Nanquidno

'Fall' of Meadow Pipits after torrential rain at Beachside

Comma, Polgigga

Red Admiral, Polgigga

(click on this one for extra detail)

The ubiquitous Clouded Yellow - dozens seen during the week (this one at Nanquidno)

Speckled Wood, Polgigga

Flowers on set-aside at Nanjizal:
Corn Cockle



The Firecrest tree, Cot Valley

Wryneck record shot, Porthgwarra

Juvenile Herring Gull

Adult Herring Gull

The ubiquitous Buzzard

Longhorn cow having a scratch, Nanquidno

digiscoped photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 77 with 20x fixed or 20-60x zoom eyepieces


  1. Some fantastic shots there, especialy the stonechats. Cornwall is top of our holiday wish list, maybe next year!


  2. I was down in the same part of Cornwall a few weeks ago (based in St Just). Seeing your photos brought back happy memories. It was particularly nice to see the choughs!

  3. I've just written about Cornish Choughs on my blog.

  4. Katie your blog gets better and better. Only trouble is being desk bound during the launch of Natural England makes me green with envy!

    How is your job going?

    All the best,
    Chris Monk