A Cormorant Takes Off, and a little fox treat

The decent weather continues. Today was sunny once again, and I was out at Seven Sisters early this morning. It was quiet, and the sheep were grazing along the banks of the water.

Sheep grazing at the water side with reflections. East Sussex

A heron was stalking the shallows in the distance, and swallows were overhead as they prepare for their winter migration.

Lurking under the cover of the bank was a cormorant. I didn’t notice it at first, but I heard – and then saw – it as it took to the wing. I’ve not seen many cormorants this year, but I’ve not really been looking.

Taking off…

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) taking off from the water and flying over farmland at Seven Sisters country park, East Sussex

Flying low over the fields…

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) taking off from the water and flying over farmland at Seven Sisters country park, East Sussex

Sweeping up and away across the valley…

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) taking off from the water and flying over farmland at Seven Sisters country park, East Sussex

The foxes are still doing fine. Their behaviour is changing, and the young foxes are becoming much more independent of each other. Bully Boy is in and out of the garden quite a lot in the day, and Pretty – although slightly more erratic – is still visiting most days. I’ve not seen Red for a little while, but I’m fairly sure he has appeared on the trail cam. These are Pretty from this evening.

Fox cub walking directly to camera on grass

Fox cub in shade

Close up head shot of fox cub showing eye

Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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