The start of a new week, and another trip to Falmer Pond. The house martins have fledged, but with the sun shining it was chance to take some photos of the ducks. I see them all the time, but all too frequently neglect them.
The heron was there once again, and obliged with a gentle glide across the pond.
The swallows are preparing for their winter migration to Africa, and still making something of a splash locally.
Just away from the water’s edge, on the stone wall of the local church, young sparrows were waiting to be fed.
And while all this was going on, a young rat quietly sat and grazed on seeds scattered in the muddy fringe on the far side of the pond.
Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.