Saturday, 30 October 2010

American Bittern

Here is a clip of the American Bittern being attacked by a Peregrine today at Trewey Common.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Green Heron,Heligan Gardens,St Austell.

Cornwalls second Green Heron was found at Heligan Gardens by Bob Mitchell on Wednesday 6th October. Remarkably the first was 'collected' at Pentewan just a few miles fron Heligan in 1889.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Greenish Warbler at Treeve Manor, near Lands End

On Saturday morning whilst looking in vain for the Red-backed Shrike at Treeve Common, near Lands End myself and fellow birder, Adam Hartley, were very fortunate to find this Greenish Warbler, in a small clump of willows in the north-western corner of the field.

Melodious Warbler at Treeve Common, near Lands End

Just minutes after finding the Greenish Warbler, I discovered this little gem feeding amongst the ivy just yards from the Greenish. It turned out to be a brilliant days birding. How lucky can you get!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Woodchat Shrike at Church Cove, Lizard

Below is some footage of the Woodchat Shrike at Church Cove. This male was incredibly tame and confiding. The footage was taken at 20x optical on my Panasonic camcorder. There was no requirement to digiscope!