Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Moving along the Cornish coast.

The journey continued with us leaving Land's End and heading up the coast  calling in briefly at St. Just before heading for St. Ives. where I found the following.

Begging Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)


Starling

Starling

My new best friend the Starling
St. Ives harbour

A place of shelter for the fishing boats
St, Ives is a lovely place, very picturesque, the downside , its very touristy, lots of people about , and the holiday season hadn't really started when we where there. definitely would not want to be there in summer at the height of the season.

 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) almost full adult.

We were warned before going to St. Ives about the gulls attacking tourist in an effort to snatch any food people are eating, but none of them bothered us, maybe because we had no food.

Herring Gull.

27 comments:

  1. Hello, the starlings do look colorful and pretty. Looks like a pretty coastal town. Love the gulls. Great post. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, much appreciated, Gordon.

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  2. Great birds - and a wonderful part of the world; not too far from where I was born.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. You are not wrong Stewart, beautiful area.
      All the best, Gordon.

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    1. They are interesting little birds, thanks for looking in,
      Take care, Gordon.

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  4. Lovely photos, Gordon. I love your new best friend! Such a beautiful starling!

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    1. Thank you for loking in Linda, always good to hear from you, Gordon.

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  5. I love starlings. These visit our country as well: they used to be known as European Starlings; now called Common Starlings. Very pretty. As is the Herring Gull!

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    1. Thats interesting Jo, I didn't know they are in your area.
      Thank you, Gordon.

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  6. That is most unusual Gordon - a tame Starling. I find them very shy. What with the gulls and the Starlings it seems the locals are too generous with their butties.

    I'm trying to find out about the Redshank. Seems it may have been ringed on the Solent.

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    1. That's interesting Phil, thanks , Gordon.

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  7. Beautiful Starlings, well portrayed Gordon.

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    1. Thankd Bob, Take care, Gordon.

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  8. Love your friendly starling! Great photos.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by and your comment.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  9. Belas fotografias, gostei.
    Obrigado pela visita ao meu blogue.
    Um abraço.
    Autografos Futebol

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    1. Hi Francisco, thank you for returning the visit. Gordon.

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  10. That is really cool. I've always wondered if a Starling would be befriend a human for a piece of food. Beautiful area you are in!

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    1. Thanks Chris, first time I've seen it.
      All the best, Gordon.

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  11. Great captures. Love the friendly starling, amazing!

    Irene

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    1. Thank you for looking Irene, and for your comments.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  12. hm, never seen starlings behave like that. Strange.

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    1. I have to say it is most unusual.
      Thank you Gordon.

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  13. I am amazed to see the starling on your hand. Wonderful photos and lovely views of the scenery, Gordon.

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    1. Thank you Marleen, I was just as amazed.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  14. The sprigs are beautiful birds and certainly if their feathers are in the sun. Beautiful clothes in their suits and your new friend :-)
    The harbor and the seagulls could be very beautiful to photograph you.

    Best regards, Helma

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