On the 15th of February David had a day out with friend Chris.  They started with the glossy ibis at Helston, then went to the boating lake where they saw Mediterranean and ring-billed gull, amongst others, and finished at Pentire Point with the short-eared owls and kestrels.  Below are: glossy ibis; herring gull bathing; male kestrel hovering and a compositional shot of a short-eared owl making the most of the last rays of sun on one of its perches.
David has just supplied Land's End hotel with 65 framed photos which are to be hung in their guest's rooms and some of the open spaces.  Here are two of the images chosen:
Over the last two evenings David has been to talk to St Mabyn Gardening Club and Wild Roseland group in St Mawes.  On each occasion he took advantage of the good weather to take some landscape photos nearby.  Below are two photos, one of The Rumps and one from Carne Beach, Roseland.
A day out ended with some wonderful light near Porthcurno.  I have given some details to help understand the slight differences between the photos.  The second was taken immediately after the first.
  1/25th sec f11 with 2 stop ND hard grad filter 1.3 sec f9 with 2 stop ND hard grad filter and 6 stop ND filter 1/50th sec f9 with 2 stop ND hard grad filter
There have been a few glossy ibises in Cornwall this winter.  This is a bird which breeds in the Mediterranean area; most migrate to Africa for the winter but Cornwall is mild enough and we have plenty of wet grassy areas, which they like.
Another trip to see the owls near Newquay finished with a dusk shot of Fistral Bay
On Saturday 2nd of February David took a trip to The Cheesewring and took a few snowy photos.
Below are some photos which illustrate points which David will refer to on some workshops he has planned for the next few days:
Try a wide angle lens from very close, maybe using a remote release? Get down low with a telephoto lens and deliberately get things in the way to create blur
Look for quirky shots and be ready with settings for action photography You will need continuous shooting mode and AF continuous as well as fast shutter speed, 1/4000th sec
Look for interesting action and use fast shutter speed in this case 1/2500th sec Try using slower shutter speed to be creative, 1/10th sec (for this try manual focus!)
Shoveler drake from kneeling height Same bird, same location, taken seconds later but with camera at water level
A sunny afternoon after a period of wind and rain was a good time to visit the short-eared owls, here are a few of the photos David took today.
An afternoon on The Lizard started with sunshine at Kynance Cove but then turned cloudy for some slow shutter speed shots around Lizard Point.
David visited Marazion at dawn with Wadebridge Camera Club.  After photographing The Mount and having breakfast he spent time with the pipits again (rock and water pipits shown below) along with a house sparrow bathing in the car park. 
These three show a sequence from before sunrise to after. 
A day out at Trevose Head and Bedruthan with just a few brief moments of sunlight.
It's been a quiet few weeks photographically.  The light has been quite poor so David has been catching up with some writing.  He did get out for a session at Marazion which was dominated by pipits.  Here we see meadow, water and rock pipits (in that order) and an oystercatcher.
David and Sarah have just got back from The Canaries.  They had a walking holiday on La Gomera and for the first time ever David didn't take a camera so these photos were taken on his phone.
Below are some photos taken at Helston; the photo of the cormorant landing on the water is not the best one but it is interesting to see that it touches down with its tail first (I had always assumed it would use its feet first like a swan does).
David's photo of Kynance Cove in the snow, taken in February this year is going to be featured on the cover of Cornwall Life, December 2018.  This will feature on the cover of the national edition of Cornwall Life but not the local edition (not sure why that decision was made!).  Inside this magazine (both the local and national editions) David will tell how he planned the day and took the photos which include Church Cove; Lizard Point and Kynance Cove.
David and Sarah have just come back from a trip to Scotland which included Shetland and a week on Fair Isle.  Here is a fairly random selection of photos.
David's photos have been used on the covers of Cornwall Life (October) and Cornwall Today (October and November) 2018
Earlier in the summer David visited Hungary with friends for eight days.  He has now processed the images from the trip and below are four which give a flavour of the birds seen and photographed: from left to right, hoopoe, hawfinch, nuthatch, black-necked grebe.
A couple of different photos below show a keeled skimmer taken a day or two ago complete with morning dew, on Dorset heath.  This is a focus-stacked image from seven photos.  The second photo is a whinchat which David has just re-processed.
David's photo is on the cover of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust magazine for Summer 2018 (though it has been transposed for some reason).  This badger cub was photographed on his smallholding as it came down to take a drink from a small pool that David had provided specially for them!
Last week David stayed on Rame Head in Cornwall and visited Penlee Battery Nature Reserve where he photographed marbled white butterflies.  Here are two out of the many he took.
David was invited to photograph beavers in Devon at a site where they are now found in the wild rather than in a fenced enclosure.  He took many photos of one of the kits which will form the basis for an article in a magazine next year.  Here are two of the photos.  Genuine wild beavers in the UK and they'll soon be crossing the Tamar into Cornwall!