Little Egret at Seven Sisters

I took these on a trip out to Eastbourne today, at Seven Sisters Country Park. As well as the little egrets, I was lucky enough to see a kingfisher (but it was too fast to photograph). The egret was rather more accommodating, posing primly on a fence by the edge of the water.

Little Egret on a fence

Little Egret on a fence

It had been wading when I first spotted it, and soon returned to the serious business of hunting tiddlers.

Little Egret at Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex

Little Egret fishing

Little Egret at Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex

Little Egret at Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex

There were some other little birds the water, and these ones really are little.

Little grebe at Seven Sisters Country Park

Little grebe at Seven Sisters Country Park

Two more shots from today… As I was heading home I spotted a gathering of swans (11 in total). It was difficult to get a good angle from the bank, but I quite like this one.

Mute swan

Mute swan

I can’t go without adding another photo of the fox from this evening.

Fox on the garden steps

Fox on the garden steps

Camera note: all the bird photos were taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. As ever, I used the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM for the fox.

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4 Comments

  1. derwandersmann October 15, 2016 at 5:31 am #

    Really handsome egret, Paul! And the fox looks very good, too.

    • Words October 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

      Charles, thanks!

  2. Darko October 15, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Kingfishers are often too hard to photograph. Well, this might be my experience only, and maybe I will need to be more patient. Over here, they are often keeping a bit of a distance from people. And sometimes, I would be just ready to make a shot and they would fly away. Oh, well…

    Beautiful egret, I wonder how they manage to stay so white in all that mud and water 😀

    • Words October 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

      Darko, a decdent shot of a kingfisher is on my ‘want’ list. I’ve a few, but always from too far away. How do egrets keep clean? It’s a good question! I don’t have an answer.