Catching Flies

An unusually, but welcome, clear day. Chilly, but there are still insects in the air and the little pied wagtails were making the most of the opportunity to feed.

Pied Wagtail

Stepping out

Pied Wagtail

On watch

Pied Wagtail

Diving down

Pied Wagtail


Those were taken in the middle of the day. It had been misty earlier in the day, but the sun breaking through provided a beautiful view of the pond. This time of year can be very nearly perfect.

Falmer Pond

Falmer Pond on a misty morning

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

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  1. Darko November 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Nice sequence! I didn’t see any insects lately but birds have their own way 🙂

    • Words November 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

      Darko, thanks. These are such pretty little birds. I saw lots of them on a roof at work today, but it was already getting too dark to photograph them.

  2. Diane Hughes December 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    Love your Falmer Pond photo… I’ve just adopted it for my desktop if that’s okay with you. A beautiful image of one of my favourite places. Thank you for it and all the other great photos.

    • Words December 9, 2014 at 1:34 am #

      Diane, I’m glad you liked the photo. Absolutely fine to use on your desktop.