Early Morning at Seven Sisters

Today was mainly dull, but for the early birds there was a beautiful glow of sunrise before the clouds set in. I was fortunate to catch the light as it topped the Downs this morning at Seven Sisters, just outside Eastbourne. Here are a few shots taken over a brief 10 minute spell.

The wigeon are certainly making the south coast their home at the moment. Here's a small group in flight over the local farmland.

The Canada geese are there too… this one is making a short diversion past the local pub (definitely closed at this time of day).

A little egret stretches its wings with a lazy low flight along the water.

A little grebe pauses between dives…

And all the time, a heron watches from the bank.

A nice start to the day!
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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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8 Comments

  1. gdare February 7, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    Canada geese are hanging on local bars? :left:

  2. derWandersmann February 7, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    A nice start, indeed, Words!

  3. Words February 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    dW, thanks! We're enjoying some beautiful mornings at the moment.

  4. Words February 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Adele, there is something I like about the juxtaposition of wildlife with man-made structures. Your shot of the marsh harrier and the power lines was exceptional!

  5. SittingFox February 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    I like the shot of the goose flying over the pub. Very south coast-ish! 🙂

  6. Words February 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Darko, to be fair, most of the native wildlife was also heading towards the pub. :cheers:

  7. ICU109 February 13, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    early bird catches the shot. these birds just seem to know when you are ready to film and bam! they all come out of the woodwork!

  8. Words February 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Kathy, that's location is a great spot. There's always something around to photograph unless the weather is truly dire. I'm usually there for no more than 10 minutes and just photograph what I see.