Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Stoned, Choughed off and all Sedged out

Having travelled down to Marazion for the weekend on Friday and staying until Monday I had high expectations of some of the images I might capture especially with the outlook of a dry weather forecast. This was obviously misplaced confidence. I visited Marazion Marsh on Friday,Saturday and Sunday morning and took these photos of the above birds. You may recognise them as more or less the same birds I captured 3 weeks ago at Marazion when I was last down. Talk about a disapointment. I did however venture further afield driving to the following places Sennen, Lands End, Cudden Point, Prussia Cove, Cot Valley, Polgigga, Men An Tol, Zennor and walking miles hoping to photo some,any raptor. The only thing I saw was a distant Buzzard outside of St.Just which decided to fly off when I reached for the Sigma 500mm . Undeterred I travelled to Nanquidno as I knew I would be able to locate a Chough and I reasoned that this would be an acceptable back up plan. Yea you guessed it no Choughs and not much else. Having read the reports today online I see the seas are awash with Basking sharks in the very places I spent hours visiting this weekend. I suppose this helps us appreciate the moments when we get it right and take that special image.On a more satisfying note I had a fantastic Sunday night in Camborne with my brother Chris and friend Dennis watching the Cornish Pirates beat Munster A in the final of the British and Irish cup in front of a very large passionate Cornish crowd. What a weekend!


  1. Hi Anthony, things do seem quiet at present, I did have fun down Marazion on Sunday evening photographing Sand Martins etc. However I do recall also travelling lots for nothing at all. But if you don't look you won't see. So we keep looking!!

  2. Hi Anthony could possibly be the same stonechat as I spent over three hours there on Sat morning,still did manage to nail my target bird the Marsh Harrier even though I had to walk through the marsh and over the railway lines for a brief 10 second view.