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Little White Duck

That’s the second time I’ve used that particular blog title, though it might seem a touch misleading since I’m going to start today’s entry with a grey collared dove.

Collared dove

Collared dove

Those shots were taken this morning when it was bright out, but cold. It stayed cold all day, and there’s little prospect of it warming up during the week. We may even lose the weak sunshine that helped brighten the middle of the day when I headed out to the fields around north Falmer. The farmers are still busy preparing the fields, and the gulls continue to flock in the tractor’s wake.

Ploughed field and herring gull

Ploughed field and herring gulls

The sharp breeze up on the ridge encouraged me to return to the relative shelter of the village. Plenty of ducks around, taking it in turns to fly circuits of the pond.

flying ducks

And yes, among those three there is indeed a little white duck.

White duck in flight

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

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