My first visit to this place, no unusual sightings today but a nice variety of birdlife. I will certainly visit again soon sometime although parking seems to be a bit of a nightmare. Car park full at 8am what's that all about??
Got some good shots and some record shots, using the bird guide to ID some of these so if it is incorrect just let me know. Weather was low grey cloud, but typically sunny in Helston where I set off from only thirteen miles away. The sun broke through the clouds over St Ives just as I was leaving (sods law). Did feel great to be out and about again after the abundance of camera inactivity recently. Ok onto the pictures:
Wheatear the first bird I saw on the Island
Cormorant slightly blurred but ok for web use.
Cormorants formation flying
Juvenile Spotted Sandpiper. This bird was photographed at St Ives Island, I followed the path down from the small building on top of the Island on the coastal path at the head of the Island you will see a gap in the rocks on the shore line this is where I was stood, at the bottom of the incline below the Coastguard Station looking out to sea.
Razorbill, a small ray of sun light did manage to get through on this shot.
Record shot of a Common Tern?
Oyster Catcher and Turnstone
A record shot of a Sandwich Turn I think (has a yellow tip on the beak)
Distant shot of a "Honey" Buzzard a Ryan's Field I thought it was just a Common Buzzard but there were different opinions from people at the time.
Curlew on the mud bank on Ryan's Field