Five Birds

This is something of a return to some of the more regular species that abound at this time of year. Birds are getting ready for nesting and mating, and – common species at least – are very easy to see.

The crows are busy gathering nesting material.

Crow carrying twig

The blackbirds are taking to the rooftops…

Blackbird on roof

The robins are everywhere. This one was in a small wooded area near Falmer Pond. Nice early morning sunshine.

Robin in tree

Possibly my favourite of the early birds, was this male mallard quietly sitting on the church wall. It took me an age to get round to the best angle, but here it is.

Duck on wall

The final shot was taken at lunchtime, when the light was less helpful. It made a change to see a herring gull doing nothing much at all.

herring gull

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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4 Comments

  1. Robin March 4, 2015 at 12:32 am #

    Words, beautiful images all!

    • Words March 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

      Robin, thanks!

  2. Darko March 4, 2015 at 1:55 am #

    Like that blackbird! Over here the flickers are very active at the moment, can hear them whistling whole day long 😀

    • Words March 6, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

      Darko, yes, spring is in the air and the birds are getting their houses in order.