Jackdaws at Dawn

More grey skies and gloom, but the local jackdaws were enjoying themselves in St Laurence churchyard at Falmer this morning. There’s a healthy colony (or ‘clattering’) of them there, and their chattering calls ring through the air in competition with the ever-present squawking gulls.

Jackdaws

Jackdaws

Jackdaws

Jackdaws

Jackdaws

No foxes at Falmer today, but Pretty has been in and out of the garden. We’ve even had a badger come by. It dashed up the steps (all of two or three feet from me) and scurried to the far end of the garden before I could even remove the lens cap. It’s always an absolute pleasure to see a badger close-up, even when the sighting is as fleeting as the one tonight.

Pretty is somewhat more cooperative with the camera, so here she is!

Foxes

Camera note: jackdaw photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. Fox photographed with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens.

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