Swans and Geese

Over the past week I’ve been over in Eastbourne a couple of times for work. The beautiful winter mornings have made it well worth making an early start and breaking the drive at Seven Sisters. The swans have been the real stars, but I’ve also enjoyed the flights of geese criss-crossing over the valley. This is a small selection of the way too many photos I’ve taken.


Beautiful light and a very handsome mute swan gliding by. Good start to the day!


Even better when joined by a mate.


A gentle display


Such an elegant pair!

canada geese

Flock of Canada Geese flying over the South Downs National Park

canada geese

Even a proper blue sky with this shot of the geese

canada geese

And one with farmland (and a van) in the background

mute swan

I’ll end with a portrait of one of the swans.

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 January 26, 2017 at 4:42 am #

    Lovely shots, Paul … utterly magnificent birds!

  2. Aurora J Stone January 26, 2017 at 8:07 am #

    Swans are such elegant birds, which you captured.

  3. Darko January 28, 2017 at 2:52 am #

    Canadian tourists like South Downs 😉

  4. Words March 3, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

    Thanks all And apologies for the period of silence…. Like the swans, I’ve been ‘mute’ 😉