Another warm late summer day, and another trip out to Seven Sisters. It's funny how things change from one day to the next. Yesterday there was a noable absence of geese. Today, a large flock was happily meandering on the water.
A smaller group of dunlins was equally at home in the shallow pools.
The undoubted highlight of the afternoon was the little egrets, which were out in relatively large numbers. These are a few of the better shots.
I grabbed this final shot of a bird as it flew over. I couldn't see immediately what it was, but it looked strange. No wonder. It's a juvenile herring gull with a plastic bag wrapped round its leg. This will certainly hamper it if it cannot get untangled. In many cases simple items of rubbish, from bags to bottles and drink cans can result in the painful death of wildlife. So keep it tidy, and take it home (it's never as heavy on the return journey, so there's no excuse).
Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.