Flying Over Seven Sisters

I was fortunate to be over near Seven Sisters Country Park early this morning, while the bright weather was still holding. It was windy (on my return journey trees were down and one was partially blocking the road outside Newhaven), and the Canada geese and little egrets were active.

I’ll start with the egrets, which are now essentially naturalized native birds.

Little egret at Seven Sisters Country Park

Little egret at Seven Sisters Country Park

Little egret at Seven Sisters Country Park

Little egret at Seven Sisters Country Park

Little egret over the South Downs at Seven Sisters Country Park

A small group of Canada geese were patrolling the fields, in ones and twos.

Canada geese

Canada goose

I can’t leave out the common mallard…

Mallard in flight

Or my first swift of the year. Few in number at the moment, but great to see them and a sure of improving weather.

Swift in flight

Swift in flight

No badgers or foxes tonight, but I’ve some good clips of both from the trail camera to put together (hopefully over the next few days).

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. Darko May 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    A beautiful photo of egret!
    We will have to go to George C. Reifel migratory birds sanctuary again to see if there are any swallows around, they should be around now. I’ve heard the snow geese are there, on a way to the north 🙂

    • Words May 13, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

      Darko, thanks! Egrets are so elegant. The swallows are building up their numbers here, but a snow goose sounds wonderful! No chance of any pitching up in Brighton though.