About Me

I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Monday 4th August Pennington Marshes

On the way back from Penzance we stopped off at Fishtail Lagoon on Pennington Marshes to have a look for the Pec Sandpiper, although hidden most of the time we managed a couple brief views.
 

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper
A couple of Wood Sandpipers also present

Wood Sandpiper

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Scilly Pelagic




Friday 1st August we took the Scillonion to Scilly see on the way Manx Shearwaters, Gannets and a Storm Petrel. Later that evening in the rain went out of St.Mary's on a pelagic seeing Manx, Great and Cory's Shearwater, Kittiwak, usual Gulls and a Storm Petrel. With dark skies and a grey sea the light was poor for photos.

Saturday brought warm sunshine and our trip turned up better views of both Cory's and Great Shearwaters, more Storm Petrels, one Wilson's Storm Petrel, a pod of Common Dolphins and a Leather-backed Turtle.

Cory's Shearwater

Cory's Shearwater

Cory's Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Thursday 31st July Two more Lifers

Heading off to Scilly with Paul, Bob, and Christine we took a detour to the Isle of Wight taking in the breeding Bee-eaters. Two were seen hopefully feeding young at distance and in heat haze.
 
Blurred Bee-eater
Stopping for a break at Topsham the long staying Ross's Gull was under the M5 bridge but we were looking into the sun.
Ross's Gull

Ross's Gull