House Martins at Falmer

House martin season is in full swing down at Falmer Pond. The adults are busy preparing for their broods, gathering mud for nest building at the water’s edge. There’s a swallow in among them.

House martins

House martins

House martins

And a photo from Monday.

Siberian Eagle Owl

Ok, I admit this is not a house martin!

It’s a Siberian Eagle Owl, part of a display of birds of prey at Wakehurst Place.

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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  1. Aurora J Stone May 26, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    Amazing action shots.The owl is a bonus, but what a wonderful face. Wise? Knowing? Can see how the association arose.

    • Words May 28, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

      Thanks! The house martins are always fun, but I couldn’t not post the owl. Agree… they have great faces.

  2. Darko May 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    Love that owl photograph, even though it is not in its natural habitat!

    • Words May 28, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

      Darko, thanks!