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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.

Buzzard on the Lewes Road

I took this sequence in the middle of the morning today, just at the edge of the car park adjacent to the Lewes Road at Moulsecoomb. The buzzard was being bothered by numerous gulls, before a very persistent crow took over the job of seeing the buzzard off their local patch.

buzzard and crow

Buzzard being mobbed by a crow

buzzard and crow

Close encounter

 

buzzard and crow

The buzzard gets the message loud and clear

buzzard and crow

And a little bit of synchronised flying

The buzzard eventually gave up and flew back into the nearby hills.

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

Sunday Summary

Another irregular catch-up post, partly because most days I’ve simply been photographing our fox during his nightly visits (and most of those photographs are pretty much indistinguishable from each other). There are some occasional other subjects and this Sunday Summary pulls some of them together (themelessly) 😉 Oh, there is some worthwhile fox action at the, so do keep reading.

sunset

This is a sunset taken from our garden. The i-360 is just visible in the centre, peeping over the horizon.

sunrise

This was taken a few days later and is just after sunrise, looking across the South Downs

The only bird in this set is this rather fine buzzard, photographed over Falmer Village last week.

Buzzard over Falmer Village

Buzzard over Falmer Village

As well as foxes, the garden is frequented by badgers. They’ve been rather more elusive lately, but I did grab a few images of one towards the end of the week.

Badger

Badger

Badger

Badger

This third shot utilizes various Photoshop filters, but was taken the same night as the others.

Badger through a fine art filter

Badger through a fine art filter

Now to the fox… a couple of photos first, but them some cool video…

fox

Fox prowling

fox

Camera avoidance 😉

And now for the video… I’ve caught similar clips once or twice in the past, but this one is easily the best yet.

Camera note: daytime photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Badgers and foxes were taken with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM and the EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lenses