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Jackdaw Silhouettes

I took these on Tuesday morning at Falmer Pond. Yes, I had to be up that way in the morning so it was a chance to look around the pond again. The rats are long gone from what I could see (plenty of ‘do not feed rats’ signs all over the place), but the ducks and geese were doing fine. I photographed a few for old times sake, but my favourite sequence was of some of the jackdaws who were busy gathering in nest material and taking it back to the church roof. These three shots are taken as the jackdaw was coming in to land, and putting on the brakes.

They have all been converted to black and white to emphasize the form over the detail, but hopefully I’ve left just enough tone in the feathers to keep them lively.

Jackdaw with nest material

Jackdaw with nest material

Jackdaw with nest material

Jackdaw with nest material

Jackdaw with nest material

Jackdaw with nest material

I’ve had a second encounter with the garden badger. He really doesn’t seem to mind me at all, and I’m looking forward to another good year with them. Here’s one from last night as a taster (again converted to black and white).

Black and White Badger

Black and White Badger

Camera note: jackdaw photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. The badger was photographed with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.

Fledgling Jackdaw

There were a few things I could have posted today, including some nice shots of the local heron. I may use those over the weekend, but tonight I’m giving over to a very young (and hungry) jackdaw which was busy pestering its parent at the edge of Falmer Pond this morning. There were several fledglings and parent groups, but this one was by far the most persistent.

fledgling jackdaw and adult

Feed Me!!!

fledgling jackdaw and adult

Feed Me! Feed Me! Feed Me!

fledgling jackdaw and adult

FEEEEEED MEEEEEEE!!!!!

fledgling jackdaw and adult

[Thinks: Anything for some peace and quiet!]

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

Jackdaw on a Feeder

The main photo today was taken in the gloom last Friday. It’s on of the many jackdaws managing to negotiate a peanut feeder at work. I like the way the gloom of the day gives it a slightly gothic feel, fitting for what was Friday the 13th.

Jackdaw on peanut feeder

Gloom again today, and again just a single photo. This time it’s a great spotted woodpecker on the fringe of the local woods. Not a great shot, but it’s always nice to watch them.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Sunday was sunny (again, quite fitting). I didn’t take many photos as we were busy clearing the garden but I think this is my first photo of a butterfly this year. It’s a somewhat muted early season peacock butterfly.

Peacock butterfly

The forecast for the next couple of days looks a lot better. It will be cold, but clear with some sun. Here’s hoping!

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