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Winging it – at Seven Sisters

Just a few shots today, from Seven Sisters: a cormorant, a grey heron, and a little egret:

Cormorant

Cormorant over the water at Seven Sisters

Cormorant

Cormorant over the South Downs

heron

Grey heron flying across the fields

little egret

And a little egret flies by

Three rats

Plus three busy rats over at Falmer

The temperature has fallen away and is hovering just above freezing, so nothing from the garden tonight.

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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Goldcrest at Seven Sisters

The light was awful today, and the rain was light but more or less constant. Despite the gloom, I stopped off at Seven Sisters. A little egret was quietly hunting for tiddlers in the shallows.

little egret

Little egret (ISO 3200)

Several little grebe (dabchicks) were also out feeding.

little grebe (dabchick)

Little Grebe (ISO 2000)

A robin rested on a post.

robin

Robin (ISO 2000)

And a pigeon sheltered from the drizzle…

pigeon

Woodpigeon (ISO 2000)

Outshining all of these though was a tiny goldcrest, flitting in and out of the hedgerow. The goldcrest is the UK’s smallest bird (along with the firecrest). These were taken at ISO 1600.

goldcrest

goldcrest

goldcrest

goldcrest

goldcrest

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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Badger Visits, plus a Kingfisher

The title covers just a couple of today’s featured wildlife. The badger was photographed last night. It’s a very regular visitor to the garden, but generally rather shy.

Badger

Badger in the rain

Today took me past Seven Sisters. It’s always a good place for birds, and today was on the upper end of the scale. There were numerous cormorants:

Cormorant

Cormorant

Several little egrets (this is the pick of the shots)…

Little egret

Rabbits…

Rabbit

A rainbow 😉

Rainbow

And most special of all, a kingfisher. I saw it flash past along the water, catching me by surprise and attempted to track its flight as it disappeared into the distance. This is probably the pick of the shots (heavily cropped).

Kingfisher

Last word to last night’s badger:

Badger

Camera note: most photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. I used the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM for the badger.

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