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Some Falmer Bird Life

A very short break from the fox cubs (I’m gathering lots of cute photos). I was at Falmer today for work and visited the village pond.

Grey heron at Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Major league yawn….

The geese were also around. Moderate numbers at the moment, and it’s slightly too early to see any goslings.

Greylag goose dashing towards the pond

A buzzard flew overhead…

Meanwhile, the young rabbits were out enjoying themselves in the adjacent field.

A cute little group of rabbits

Over on the University campus the herring gulls are nesting… young gulls next month I would think.

Nesting herring gulls at the University of Brighton, Falmer

And ok… here’s some fox cubs from yesterday…

Four fox cubs gather round

Camera note: all daytime photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. The fix cubs were taken with the EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.

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.