Saturday, 19 November 2011

Little Gull

Little Gull
Little Gull
This adult winter Little Gull ( Larus minutus ) had been reported to be at Par Beach Pool in Cornwall for a couple of days so I managed a day off  to try my luck at getting some photographs of a bird I'd only managed a few record shots of previously..On arrival the bird was showing well and already posing nicely for David C.& Nigel C. I joined them and watched this dainty Gull (the smallest of the Gulls I believe ) as it preened and took short flights for a few dips in the water.The light was quite nice, the only real problem was trying to isolate it from the many Black Headed Gulls,& Coots etc,but pretty pleased with the photographs.Nice bird.
Little Gull preening
Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
More photos will be on my main website. Also got a couple of shots of an adult Mediterranean  Gull,which was nice.

Common Cranes

Thaks to Adrian Langdon for the heads up on the 24 Common Cranes feeding in stubble fields near St Issey on November 13th, got there just in time to see them fly around for a short time before dissapearing into the distance, a fine sight to witness,I managed one very poor record shot,just dots in the distance really but well worth the visit just to see them. For Adrian Langdons shots of the Cranes & lots of other super wildlife photos go to images-naturally!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Lizard Choughs & other stuff

Three very confiding Snow Buntings at Kynance Cove
Snow Bunting
Shag lift off at Kynance
Big waves at Porthleven