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Paul Freestone
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Back on Scilly - October 2013
So I didn't do a lot of birding between my last post and going to the Scillies on Saturday 26th October, apart from a few counts on the estuary and stumbling across a Firecrest on a family walk at Tehidy. Anyway the annual trip to Scilly soon arrived and th...

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Not quite back at it!
'Jammed' onto this Rosy Stag!! (Photo:J.Rowe) Well, best laid plans and all that..................My intention to get back into regular birding fell at the first fence and I haven't been out quite as much as I would like! However, I have 'jammed' onto a few...

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The Crossley ID Guide – Britain and Ireland
I opened this new Crossley Guide with some intrepidation as I am not usually a fan of photographic bird guides. This new edition to the Crossley ID library has however, changed my opinion. It is quite simply an amazing concept. The book is almost interactiv...

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DAURIAN SHRIKE in the Bag!!
'ISABELLINE SHRIKE PENDEEN WATCH IN GORSE 300yds SW OF LIGHTHOUSE' was the pager message last night. Too many commitments again in the morning to see that thinks I but I must make the effort seeing as its an adult male of the 'Daurian' variety and only the ...

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Eastern Goodies finally hit Cornwall!
Well the easterly winds have finally pushed one or two scarce migrants our way! Yellow-browed Warblers this morning at Pendeen, Porthgwarra, Cot Valley and Polgigga. Red-breasted Flycatcher in the Doctors Garden at Porthgwarra and a Melodious Warbler showin...

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British List falls short of the big 400!
So with my new found enthusiasm for all things birdlike, I decided to have a look at my British List. I've always kept a copy of Vinnicom...

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If you want quality photos....
... then have a look at the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Bird Gallery on Flickr!! Blatant plug but I don't care! 1000's of amazing images...

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