Goldcrest at Seven Sisters

The light was awful today, and the rain was light but more or less constant. Despite the gloom, I stopped off at Seven Sisters. A little egret was quietly hunting for tiddlers in the shallows.

little egret

Little egret (ISO 3200)

Several little grebe (dabchicks) were also out feeding.

little grebe (dabchick)

Little Grebe (ISO 2000)

A robin rested on a post.

robin

Robin (ISO 2000)

And a pigeon sheltered from the drizzle…

pigeon

Woodpigeon (ISO 2000)

Outshining all of these though was a tiny goldcrest, flitting in and out of the hedgerow. The goldcrest is the UK’s smallest bird (along with the firecrest). These were taken at ISO 1600.

goldcrest

goldcrest

goldcrest

goldcrest

goldcrest

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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2 Comments

  1. Darko November 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    For me, that robin was a star of the day!!!

    • Words December 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

      Darko, thanks! I like the robin shot too. 🙂