Dunnock and Fulmars

I have a soft spot for dunnocks. They are very unglamorous birds. About the size of a sparrow, they tend to stay near hedgerows and are the archetypical little brown bird that no-one can name. They are quite bold though and this one was quite unconcerned by my presence this morning.

Dunnock

Dunnock

Dunnock

Later in the day I had to nip down to Rottingdean and took the opportunity for 20 minutes by the cliffs. The fulmars are fully in residence, and they were easy to spot on their roosts along the cliff face. I love the way they seem so contentedly domestic.

Fulmars on the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmars on the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmars on the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmars on the cliffs at Rottingdean

Last shot, just because I like it (from the morning session at Falmer Pond).

rat

Rat among the tree roots

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

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2 Comments

  1. Robin March 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    Words, wonderful images! The Dunnock is a pretty little thing!

    • Words March 10, 2015 at 10:34 pm #

      Robin, thanks. I managed a much better dunnock shot today. Will post it later.