Another Bird Post

Three more birds to start the week. Yesterday’s rain and gloom eased slightly today and between some very heavy showers there were brief periods of sunshine. The day started well enough, and the little wren ventured out on to the grass bank at the edge of Falmer Pond.


Wren in early morning sunshine

Lots of herring gulls around as well. This is a juvenile. Nothing very special about it, but a crisp shot and decent light.

Juvenile herring gull

Juvenile herring gull

After that the weather deteriorated, and most of the day was wet. Most, but not all. There was a brief break in the weather when I drove through Seven Sisters at lunchtime and grabbed a couple of photos of a passing little egret.

Little egret

Little egret flying over the South Downs at Seven Sisters.

Little egret

Blue sky, clouds and a little egret

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

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  1. derwandersmann October 8, 2014 at 2:02 am #

    Wish I were there, Words!

    • Words October 9, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

      dW, I think we had about 40 minutes of decent weather. The rest of the day was dire! But nice while it was fine.

  2. Darko October 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    I like the first photo, with wren. Like it knows the summer is over and a winter is coming. Enjoy the last of the sun 😀

    • Words October 9, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

      Darko, thanks. Autumn is definitely here. Mainly rain for the past couple of days, thunder and wind. Not too cold though, and the sun still peeps through every now and then.