Morning Pond, Lunchtime Buzzard

I was up at Falmer this morning (early meeting, but I got there with enough time to spend 20 minutes at the pond). Not much wildlife in evidence (some geese and ducks and the gulls) so I ended up taking a few shots of the pond itself. The light was great, and the two moorhens just add enough detail to this shot for me to like it.

Falmer Pond, East Sussex

It was genuinely warm at lunchtime, sufficient for me to take the short trek up to the Downs (I was back at Moulsecoomb by then). I had 30 minutes of nothing at all, but just before I headed back a number of buzzards appeared (six in total). A couple came in close enough for workable shots.

Buzzards at Moulsecoomb

Buzzards at Moulsecoomb

Buzzards at Moulsecoomb

I’m back at Falmer tomorrow (training day), but will hit the pond again in the morning if the weather holds out.

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

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  1. derwandersmann March 31, 2017 at 4:20 am #

    Handsome shots of the buzzards, Paul … lovely colours!

    The pond looks so serene!

  2. Darko March 31, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    Colours on buzzards are just amazing!!!

  3. Words March 31, 2017 at 11:30 pm #

    Hi, thanks both! The buzzards are wonderful to watch.