Tuesday, 17 October 2017

KESTREL AT BOTALLACK

WE WENT TO BOTALLACK FOR THE CHOUGH BUT THEY KEPT 
THEIR DISTANCE, THIS KESTREL THOUGH WAS VERY OBLIGING.










Tuesday, 3 October 2017

AROUND WEST CORNWALL

I WENT FOR THE PURPLE HERON TODAY 
BUT IT KEPT IT'S DISTANCE.
THE REST WERE TAKEN AROUND WEST CORNWALL.

PURPLE HERON, juv.


AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

RUFF


BAR-TAILED GODWITS

BAR-TAILED & BLACK-TAILED GODWIT FIGHTING

GREYLAG GEESE

MED. GULL, juv

REDSHANK

SANDWICH TERN

Sunday, 24 September 2017

HAYLE and DAVIDSTOW

I HAVE HAD A COUPLE OF NICE DAYS OUT THIS WEEK. 
THESE WERE TAKEN AT HAYLE ESTUARY AND DAVIDSTOW AIRFIELD.

BAR-TAILED GODWIT

BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

CURLEW

GREY PLOVER

GREY PLOVER

LITTLE EGRET

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

DUNLIN

RINGED PLOVER

Sunday, 17 September 2017

GETTING BACK TO IT.

I HAVE BEEN OUT A FEW TIMES IN THE LAST 
COUPLE OF WEEKS BUT NOT POSTED ANYTHING.
THESE WERE TAKEN AT VARIOUS SITES AROUND CORNWALL.


DUNLIN

LITTLE EGRET

LITTLE EGRET

PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

GREY PHALAROPE

GREY PHALAROPE

PIED WAGTAIL

RINGED PLOVER

RINGED PLOVER

SANDERLING

SANDWICH TERN

SPOTTED REDSHANK

TURNSTONE

NORTHERN WHEATEAR

Sunday, 27 August 2017

OUR HARDEST POST- LEE EMERSON ROWE

 Several people have asked why we haven't posted anything for a couple of months 
and so for them and all of our followers, here is an explanation.

We lost our super-fit, marathon running son Lee to cancer on the 21st June.
He was diagnosed in August last year and his 2nd stem-cell transplant should 
have been taking place now. It was hoped it would buy him 8 to 10 years.
He never once said why me and when we got angry he'd say it was just bad luck.
He was a thoroughly nice bloke who didn't deserve it. He leaves 2 small daughters.
This picture was taken last June and was his last race.


We are very grateful that the end, when it came was very swift though unexpected.
The picture below was taken 3 weeks before he died.
His funeral was standing room only and donations raised over £1700 
for Myeloma UK which I guess says something about Lee the man.



We are now starting to try to get back to some normality and 
when our enthusiasm returns we will start 
going out doing our thing and blogging again.
Many Thanks, John & Sue.

Friday, 16 June 2017

GARDEN POND FIRST.

THIS CAME OUT OF OUR SMALL AND VERY OVERGROWN POND.
I WILL STICK MY NECK OUT AND SAY I THINK IT IS A SOUTHERN HAWKER.
WHATEVER IT IS IT'S THE FIRST TO EMERGE IN THE COUPLE OF YEARS THAT THE
POND HAS BEEN IN AND SHOWS THAT YOU DON'T NEED A MASSIVE POND.








 WE ALSO FOUND THESE MULLEIN MOTHS IN THE GARDEN.



Friday, 9 June 2017

HAM WALL

Whenever we visit our daughter in Bristol we always make a point of dropping in to Ham Wall on the way up, primarily for Hairy Dragonfly. We saw a few but always in the tops of trees and never dropping down for a photo. Never the less we had a great days birding and even managed a very distant record shot of the Red-Footed Falcon that's been hanging around for quite some time.

BANDED DEMOISELLE

BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER

EMPEROR
EMPEROR
FOUR-SPOT CHASER

GREAT WHITE EGRET

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE
REED WARBLER
RED-FOOTED FALCON, very distant.  JUST A RECORD SHOT.