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Mirror Mirror

It’s been a good day today, and I have lots of images that I could show but I will probably hold some back for the weekend. The pride of place – and major part of the blog – goes to one of the many herring gulls that nest on the roofs of the University of Brighton campus at Falmer.

A number of the buildings have reflective film along the windows to keep out glare and deflect heat. These act as mirrors as this fine gull discovered today.

Herring gull and mirror window

The gull was fascinated by its reflection

 

Herring gull and mirror window

Between pecking it would pause and try to out-stare its adversary

 

Herring gull and mirror window

… or just glower.

 

I left the gull to it after watching for 10 minutes or so. I presume it eventually gave up. The rest of today’s photos were picked up on my travels during the day, but the first does have an echo of a reflection in it.

duck

Duck sleeping on Falmer Pond

rat

Cute little rat up on its hind legs to get a better view.

dunnock

A pair of dunnocks on picturesque tree

fulmar

Fulmar at Rottingdean

And last, but not least… a badger.

badger

Badger trampling the plants!

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

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Little Bird Big Voice

Sunshine, clear skies, and only the lightest of breezes rippling the surface of Falmer pond.

No Fishing sign

Mirror sharp reflections…

Greylag goose and reflection on pond

Greylag goose

Ducks lurking by the island…

Ducks on Falmer Pond

Then the early morning peace is shattered…

Startled jackdaw

Startled jackdaw

A little bird with a big voice has woken up…

Robin singing

Robin singing

Robin singing

Robin singing

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

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Mirror Mirror…

crow and wing mirror

crow and wing mirror

crow and wing mirror

Camera note: all shots taken with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens

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