I’d been hoping for another fox cub, but so far nothing this evening. Instead here are a couple of shots of lapwings taken today at Pulborough Brooks, the RSPB reserve in West Sussex.

Lapwing at Pulborough Brooks RSPB reserve in West Sussex

Lapwing in flight

The last shot is simply a reference image, also taken today at Pulborough. It’s a nightingale, an iconic small bird. It had gathered a good sized crowd around it to listen to its beautiful song.

Nightingale at Pulborough Brooks, RSPB reserve, West Sussex

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.


  1. derwandersmann April 18, 2017 at 4:46 am #

    Marvelous birds, Paul … we don’t see much of either, over here, especially considering that the nightingale is not an American bird.

    • Words April 24, 2017 at 11:34 pm #

      I rarely see nightingales either (or at least I don’t recognize them). It was nice to get away for the day.

  2. Mark Nicolaides April 20, 2017 at 5:18 am #

    Just been reading your blog, Paul. Really like it. I will be coming back regularly to catch up on the latest entries!

    • Words April 24, 2017 at 11:34 pm #

      Hi Mark, thanks! The blog is getting active again.

  3. Darko Gedelovski April 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    Nice photo of a lapwing, the first one!

  4. Words April 24, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

    Darko, thanks!