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Sunny Day at Watts Bank

A beautiful sunny winter’s day, and for the first time in a while I was able to enjoy it at lunchtime. All these shots were taken within 15 metres of my office (I was feeling lazy, but it worked out well). And it’s fitting to have some of our local workplace wildlife featured in a week when the University of Brighton was ranked 2nd in the national People and Planet University league.

The day started with a lively chiffchaff singing just outside my window. I didn’t manage a good photo of that, but later on when I was able to get outside I spent some time watching a squirrel in the same tree.

Grey squirrel at Watts Bank, University of Brighton

Grey squirrel at Watts Bank, University of Brighton

Grey squirrel at Watts Bank, University of Brighton

Grey squirrel at Watts Bank, University of Brighton

I was distracted from the squirrel by a kestrel flying in low across the car park. It hovered for a while and then perched at the top of the tallest building on the campus. It remained in the vicinity for much of the rest of the day, and I’m hopeful that it’s considering taking up residence here. That would be nice!

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Kestrel flying over Watts Bank

Kestrel hovering

Kestrel hovering

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Kestrel on the edge of Watts Bank (yes I messed up the settings as it dropped so quickly… but I like the effect)

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The same kestrel high on the Watts Building

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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Squirrel Binning

Just a very quick sequence grabbed as I left work this evening. A squirrel rummaging in one of the rubbish bins at the edge of the car park.

Grey squirrel in rubbish bin at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus

Grey squirrel in rubbish bin at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus

Grey squirrel in rubbish bin at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus

Grey squirrel in rubbish bin at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus

Grey squirrel in rubbish bin at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus

Grey squirrel in rubbish bin at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus

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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Recycle Squirrel

This is a quick sequence I took last Friday at work. The first shot shows the squirrel perched on a fence surrounding a bank of waste dumpers at the University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus. The rest show the squirrel’s recycling instincts. There were several of them inside the dumpers, but this male was clearly the boss man. The shots were taken through narrow gaps in the fenced surround.

Grey squirrel on the fence at University of Brighton

Grey squirrel on the fence at University of Brighton

An interesting find from the inside of the waste dumper.

An interesting find from the inside of the waste dumper.

Calmly tucking in to a tasty morsel.

Calmly tucking in to a tasty morsel.

Grey squirrel sitting on recycling dumper bin at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb

Grey squirrel sitting on recycling dumper bin at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb

Get away!

Get away!

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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