Sunday, 28 February 2016

Time slowed down

Time felt like it had slowed down on our recent half-term visit to Cornwall. That's my excuse for posting these photos two weeks after they were taken anyway. The Hudsonian Whimbrel rather stole the limelight on that trip, but there was plenty of other stuff to see on the way there and back.
Fulmar, Lands End
We went to Land's End to look for a Rose-coloured Starling. Only after spending the day there did I realise it was actually at The Lizard. Wrong headland. Doh! Here is its close relative, a male Starling.
The Land's End Starlings were looking stunning though. This one a female.
Longships Lighthouse off Land's End
Land's End was taking a bit of a pounding
Oystercatcher at Sennen Cove
Little Egrets near Marazion
Rock Pipit at Marazion
Sanderling at Marazion
This Pheasant visited the garden of our holiday cottage
After leaving Land's End we headed for St Levan where this Barn Own was a highlight
Barn Owl
Possibly the world's worst photo of a Yellow-browed Warbler, which was at the bottom of the valley at St Levan, calling frequently, but not exactly showy!
On the way down to Cornwall, a flying visit to Seaton Marshes enabled me to catch up with a Glossy Ibis 
It was a bit distant unfortunately...
...also a bit distant at Seaton Marshes was a drake Green-winged Teal, here with a female Common Teal
This Whooper Swan was on the boating lake at Helston on the way home
Whooper Swan - a returning bird which first turned up as a juvenile in 2013

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