Friday, 21 September 2012

Buff Breasted Sandpiper

I was chuffed to find this stunning juvinile Buff Breasted Sandpiper  on Davidstow airfield this afternoon ( 21st Sept) a rare vagrant fron arctic North America, but an annual visitor to Britain with one or two usually turning up here at what is probably one of the most reliable sites for this species  in the country.(I just made that up but its probably true) I was able to get a few half decent photos of  a fairly approachable bird..

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Juvinile Ringed Plover portrait

Ringed Plover with Cranefly

Ringed Plover

Ringed Plover


Linnet reflection

Pied Wagtail & reflection
After work on late afternoons & early evenings when I can I,ve been taking my usual trips over to Davidstow airfield hoping to find a rare wader or two,( no luck as yet and someone else will probably find a goodie before me anyway ,but who knows I may stumble across a mega like a Killdeer or Sharp Tailed Sandpiper or even a first for Britain like a Willet ,I can dream cant I) but I,m happy enough for now photographing the Ringed Plover & Dunlin which are present in small numbers & anything else I come across.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
I found this Emperor Dragonfly ovipositing on aquatic vegitation close to the surface on one of the pools at Davidstow in Cornwall , I must have looked a bit odd as I took off my shoes and socks and rolled up my trousers to wade into the water with my tripod and camera, but it had to be done.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Toad in the hole

I rescued this Toad from the lawn mower last week, I had to find a log with a hole in to take his portrait did'nt I.