Sunday, 17 January 2010

Nice day for a Dip

Sunny but cold, but that mean't the birds were having a dip, cleaning and preening etc. Bittern was viewed about six times although only briefly. Intentions were to go up Men an Tol about 3pm after Marazion but I didn't make and the Bittern didn't make it either for the image I wanted!! So Men an Tol Tuesday pm, weather permitting. Good light today though and some nice pictures although the birds haven't changed in the last week or so. Onto the pictures;

Bittern:  One of the first of about 6 sitings today, so likely is three or four Bitterns at Marazion

Swan: the first of our bathers today

Pippet, not sure which one but enjoying a dip anyhow.

Female Stonechat: this one just wanted a paddle.

Mr and Mrs Shoveler

Oyster Catcher: this one just drop in for a drink of water.

And finally not sure what this one is intial thoughts are snipe? Dunlin-Thanks Steve Rogers

10 comments:

Ashley Hugo said...

Nice set of images, taken with 7D?
The last one looks like a Common Sandpiper, but I could be wrong.
Good luck on Tuesday, we had 4 hen harriers up there this evening.

Perranlady said...

Saw this bird briefly this morning & wondered what it was -Thanks Ashley Sue Mason Perranuthnoe

JWBirdPhotography said...

Looking at the wingbars,and its white belly and pailish head, i would say common Sandpiper aswell! and would of said the Pipit was a Meadow Pipit. Cracking Photos bob!

Sam and Lisa said...

Excellent set again. The stonechat is an interesting photo.

Keith Hargreaves said...

Great set of photos as always, it sure was a good day for photography

JRandSue said...

Great set Bob.

swopticsphoto said...

Hi Bob - it was good to catch up today and exchange notes on issues medical! Nice set of photos. The pipit is a Meadow and the wader is a Dunlin.

Bobbster said...

Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions. I will put the wader down as a Dunlin. (Cheers Steve)

holdingmoments said...

Superb set Bob, and great variety.

Angie said...

Great shots Bob. Love the Mippit.