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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.

Gull Gets a Fish

I can’t claim any of the traditional spectaculars with this (kingfisher diving, osprey swooping), but a bird catching a fish is still worth an airing. Even if it’s a common herring gull and the fish looks remarkably like a goldfish. The sequence was taken last Friday at Falmer Pond.

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Herring gull catching goldfish at Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Splash landing back in the water

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Taking it back to the bank

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

The fish makes a final vain attempt to escape

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

The herring gull displays its catch

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

Battling Herring Gulls

This is nothing to do with the ludicrous attempts by the Prime Minister to vilify yet another of our wildlife species (in this case a red listed bird), but some shots of herring gulls chasing each other on the wing. The photos were taken at Rottingdean today, just along from here. At no time did I feel I was in any danger 😉

Rottingdean Beach at low tide

Rottingdean Beach at low tide

Herring gulls squabbling over food

Herring gulls engage in aerial combat

Herring gulls squabbling over food

Herring gulls squabbling over food

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