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Rat Standing on Two Legs (plus some birds)

Lovely sunny day today, and the local inhabitants at Falmer Pond were in one of their collectively more cooperative moods. Plenty of subjects to choose from, including the title subject (but I’ll reserve that for the end).

First up is something of a re-visit to yesterday’s post. Another dunnock, but this time in decent light against a clean background.

Dunnock on brick wall

Dunnock on brick wall

The great tits are busy too. This one is on a coconut ‘fat’ feeder at the front of St Laurence Church, adjacent to the pond.

Great tit on coconut shell

Then there are the little wagtails.

Pied wagtail on dead tree

And even the ducks were in fine fettle.

duck and reflection

But the star of the day… this little rodent. The water levels are gradually going down at the pond which has brought some of the summer rat runs back into use. This one is close to one of the more popular points for throwing bread to the ducks and gulls. A few crumbs had landed on top of the boulder. The rat was considering its options…

rat on hind legs

Rat on hind legs

rat on hind legs

Rat pushing large boulder

rat by water

It eventually chose an easier option.

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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Just Some Garden Birds

These were all taken in the garden over the past few days…

Starling

Starling

Robin and blue tit

Robin and blue tit

Woodpigeon

Woodpigeon

Great tit

Great tit

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Goldfinches

Goldfinches

Blue tit

Blue tit

Blackbird (female)

Blackbird (female)

Buzzard

Buzzard

Cold but bright start to the day forecast for tomorrow. 🙂

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

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On the Feeder

A couple of quick shots tonight of a young great tit enjoying one of the bird feeders at work.

young great tit

young great tit

Plus another youngster. This time a young rat peering out of one of the rat holes that pepper the fringes of Falmer pond.

Young brown rat in rat hole.

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

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