Sunday, 30 January 2011

Freezing Marazion and Frozen Stithians Southern Cut Off

Bright sunshine and blue skies in Helston disappeared about one mile from Marazion, bugger.  It was freezing over Marazion with a biting NE wind, this wind seems to encourage everything to take shelter so not much was seen here.  So after freezing myself for an hour or so, went to the cafe for some soup and a roll. Decided to head home for an hour and then onto Stithians. On the way to Stithians some a--hole driving a sky van like an idiot managed to scoop some stones up into my windscreen which now has a large crack in it-T--T!  So this was turning out to be expensive and unproductive. Got to Stithians and I could see the main area was affected by the same Northerly winds and nothing much was around.  Went to the hide on the Southern cut off and it was completely frozen out there. This meant the feeding station was rather busy.  So at last I got some pictures nothing unusual but it made the journey worthwhile. On to the images.

Pied Wagtail on the frozen stuff at Marazion


Swan lands on one of the few open patches of water

Water Rail came out first within a few minutes at Stithians

Gret Spotted Woodpecker enjoying the nuts.

Moorhen ground feeding

Even the snipe was looking for an easy meal!

Starlings were also paying a visit today.

6 comments:

Sam and Lisa said...

You are a brave man to go to Stiths when it is this cold Bob. Great set of images

Joop Zand said...

Greatphoto work,
these picture are amazing.

greetings, Joop

Anthony Miners said...

Super set of images Bob,love the starling tones and colours and that Woodpecker shot is sublime!

Dominic Gendron said...

Great serie, love the swan and the snipe!

JRandSue said...

Great set of images Bob,just think the S.B.S need people like you.
John.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I just keep admiring the fav for Dec. Gray Wagtail, such a great image~