My decent(ish) finds in Feb 2012: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler Carnon Downs 04/02, 1 Water Pipit Carnon Downs 04/02, 1 Smew Loe Pool 01/02

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Sunday, 31 May 2015


A few from the Med. Top: Audouin's Gull. Middle: Black-winged Stilt. Bottom: Scopoli's Shearwater showing the diagnostic underwing pattern. Surely one that turns up in the SW more than people realise.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

May birds

Two from today. Top: ropey shot of an adult Night Heron on Loe Pool. Middle: slightly less dodgy shot of the Sardinian Warbler at Land's End. Bottom: Grotty Squacco Heron in the mist. Apoling photo conditions. Very bottom: play the video to hear the night heron croaking. Recorded a couple of days later using my phone and cleaned up a bit, looped and turned into a video with a bit of digital editing.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Great Northern

This beasty seems to have been frequenting Porthleven Harbour for the last couple of weeks. Rather unusual in that it leaves every time the tide goes out and it's stormy, only to return again.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015


A few from a recent trip to Madeira

 Atlantic Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis atlantis

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs maderensis. Quite different from ours

 Madeira Firecrest Regulus madeirensis

 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus canariensis. Note the streaky underparts

 Night Heron
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