Monday, 21 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

A walk around Peninnis head

Last time I was on Scilly I found myself with an hour or so a spare time so decided to take a walk around Peninnis Head into Hugh Town from Old Town where I was staying. It was a lovely day that was a surprise for me a the forecast was bad.
The light for photography was perfect and the low tide ideal for spotting waders at Old Town. On my short walk that only took half an hour I saw Stonechat,Chaffinch,Sparrows,Oyster Catchers, Turnstones, Great Black Backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Heron, Little Egret, Greenshank, Curlew, Robin,Thrush,Blackbirds, Pied Wagtail, Rock Pipits, Kestrel,Gannets,Shags and there was probably lot more that I didn't notice.
It goes to show how amazing Scilly is!
These birds were not only present but also much friendlier than what I have seen on the mainland. My camera is a Canon Powershot Sx 10is and I am very pleased with it, most of the birding websites I visit the photographers are using far higher spec cameras and kit. I achieved comparable shots on Scilly with my "Bridge" camera being able to get so much closer to my subject.
It is something I took for granted living on Scilly, but now I have been on many cliff walks on the mainland the variety of birds you can see on Scilly is amazing by comparison.
I'll let the pics do the talking!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Inspired by Steve Rogers' pictures of a Stonechat on Marazion beach I have decided to post my best photo of this male Stonechat that I took on  my last trip to the Isles of Scilly last  month.
The light was particularly good and this pic was easy to take seeing as this lovely bird was less than 6 feet away from me perching on the willow bush.
I have several more photos to add from this day and will try and get them on later..

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Late afternoon walk to Sennen from Lands End


Snow Bunting at Sennen today

You might want to turn down the sound as it was pretty windy up on Pedn Men Du point this afternoon.
Also the sun had gone down so the light was poor too.
It seems as though this Snow Bunting has just had a bath!

Friday, 13 November 2009

I have been driving past this wind turbine up at Carmenellis recently but as I drove by after a night of windy weather it appears to have suffered some damage.
I hope the Islands and West Cornwall come through the next few hours ok.
Very wet and windy here today and worse to come tonight.
I am heading out tomorrow afternoon to see if I can get some rough weather shots once the worst of the rain has past at lunchtime.

Aerial Pics from summer

Stuggling with the layout of these pics but I think they speak for themselves!
Just a collection of pics from different days taken from Skybus mainly and all this summer.

Eastern Isles