Miscellaneous Wildlife

This final set of images from my trip to Cornwall covers a range of wildlife grab shots I took across the two weeks. This was, of course, a family holiday and any photography was a secondary consideration. As you will have seen, I did manage some specific photography time, but this was focussed on landscape photography. Wildlife photography was strictly opportunistic.

Having said this, the caravan park we were staying on presents opportunities in itself. Firstly, it is the home to a large number of rabbits. These rabbits are well used to human activity and therefore quite tame, although on previous visits in July there were more rabbits and they were less skittish. August brings more people, more children, and is of course later in the season anyway.

I did manage a couple of shots I was pleased with.

 

Rabbit

 

Rabbit

 

The caravan park runs alongside the River Hayle with access to a riverside footpath at various points. Many an early morning stroll involved a walk through the caravan site to the shop and then back along the river to the caravan. On one of these occasions I came across this Beautifull Demoiselle damselfy.

 

Beautiful Demoiselle

 

On another one of these early morning walks, a juvenile Green Woodpecker came down onto the grass nearby.

 

Green Woodpecker (Juvenile)

 

The next two shots were taken on a trip to the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek. Rather than photograph the captive seals, my attention was drawn by a pair of Grey Heron on the nearby estuary. 

 

Grey Heron

 

Grey Heron     

And finally a simple pair of shots of House Sparrows, taken in a cliff top car park on the Lizard peninsula.

 

House Sparrow (female) House Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further images of these, and related species, can be found in the respective galleries.