More corvids, and a sunset

Earlier in the week I posted some shots of a jackdaw and rook. Today I'm posting two more of the corvid family: the crow and the magpie. The crow was photographed from our garden.

The magpie was spotted down at Sheepcote Valley, towards the end of the day.

The next shot was also taken at Sheepcote. It's a small flock (tentatively identified, but I could be wrong) of meadow pipits. They're related to the rock pipits I more frequently see at Rottingdean along the undercliff walk.

And now to the sunset…

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

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  1. serola January 30, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    All looking left, like heads against the wind 🙂

  2. anonymous January 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm # writes:

    Very cool bird in flight shot.

  3. SittingFox January 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Beautiful sunset 🙂 I don't even try to ID pipits to species :right:

  4. Words January 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    Sami, I don't think there was much wind but I did like the way they were all perched in the same direction.

  5. Words January 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    Anon, thanks! And nice blog!

  6. Words January 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    Erwin, thanks!

  7. Words January 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    Adele, well I'm fairly sure they're not rock pipits, and I think tree pipits are darker which begins to narrow it down; but I'm never too sure.

  8. Wulpen October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Very nice