David has been photographing from his hide on his smallholding, here are a few birds taken on the last couple of days:
This week David has photographed the white-rumped sandpiper at St Gothian Sands; some wildlife from his own hide on the smallholding and has spent a day at Golitha Falls where he found some wonderful eyelash fungus.
 
Much to Sarah's consternation David took a trip to London in October.  The aim was to photograph deer and other wildlife in Richmond Park and to visit the Wetland Centre amongst other places.  There was a bit of rutting activity amongst the deer, more so the fallow than the red, but David was also taken by the ring-necked parakeets which have multiplied significantly since he was last in London (about 18 years ago).  In fact there are a lot of non-native species in London including the Egyptian geese (bottom left) and many wild creatures are tamer in London than in less-populated parts of the country, such as the grey heron.
David and Sarah spent some time on the Isles of Scilly in September.  The flowers below are autumn ladies tresses on Harry's Walls and least adder's tongue fern (an exceptionally rare, and small, plant) on Wingletang Down; the birds are green and pectoral sandpipers and David took a few panoramas as well as standard landscapes.  Some of these photos, and more, will form part of a Cornwall Life photography feature in February 2018.
A few colourful photos taken in the last few days:
A couple of pond-related photos: a female beautiful demoiselle, taken during a day out with Lostwithiel U3A Photo Group and a swallow drinking from the pond on David and Sarah's smallholding.
David has had a couple of days out in the last week.  On Saturday he took St Agnes Camera Club out for a day working on macro subjects and at Helston boating lake there are some young tufted ducks.
The range of shapes and colours found in moths is incredible.  It's been a great year for elephant hawkmoths (bottom right) so watch out for their larvae in August/September.  Can you spot the two peppered moths in the photo below?  (Also shown are coxcomb prominent, Chinese character, pale prominent and buff-tip.)
David and Sarah have spent some time away in their motorhome in early summer, they visited the Forest of Bowland, Arnside and Silverdale AONB, The Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria.  David has written articles about wildlife in each of these areas.  Here are just a small number of photos.
Forest of Bowland
Yorkshire Dales (from Ingleton to Wensleydale and Swaledale)
Cumbria (from Kirkby Stephen to Ullswater and the Langdales)
Arnside and Silverdale
David and Sarah have just spent a week away in the Bude and Hartland area of Cornwall and Devon.  One of the birding highlights were the willow tits, quite a rare bird nowadays!  Here are some pics:
In April David is working on a project to photograph garden birds in spring-like situations for calendars and cards.
After returning from the Cairngorms David took some student groups to the Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre in Devon.  The photo of harvest mice on hogweed cost him dear with a severe burn to his hand caused by hogweed sap: be warned!
In March David led his final trip for Falmouth University students to the Cairngorms.  The trip was a great success with many fantastic photos taken by the students.  It's sad to think that this is the last of these trips but David hopes the trip will continue with other staff leading it.