Tag Archives: Pied Wagtail

Monochrome Set (in colour)

OK, these are black and white photos. But they are black, white and shades of grey.

Coot

Black and White (Coot)

Pied Wagtail

White, Black, Grey (Pied Wagtail)

Collared Dove

Grey (Collared Dove)

Jackdaw

Black (Jackdaw)

And a touch of brown 😉

Rat

Rat on Rock

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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Pied Wagtail

It feels slightly strange posting these tonight as we await the outcome of the Scottish Independence referendum, but here goes anyway! Just a pied wagtail looking for insects at the edge of Falmer Pond, but I can’t resist these pretty little birds. They’re great fun to photograph. Lots of movement and then some great posing.

Pied wagtail

Pied wagtail

Pied wagtail

Pied wagtail

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

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Good Day for Birds

The recent improved weather (and it should get warmer as the week goes on) isn’t always great for watching birds. The skies can be quiet, and in the middle of the day the more sensible creatures tend to seek out shade. Today was pretty good as these things go. The swallows and wagtails were taken at Falmer Pond, while the buzzard was spotted at Seven Sisters, near Eastbourne.

I’ll start with the buzzard, but just one shot.

buzzard

Down at Falmer Pond the pretty little pied wagtails were particularly prominent. The first photo is one of the adults, down by the edge of the pond looking for insects.

adult pied wagtail

Here’s the hungry fledgling!

Fledgling pied wagtail

Pretty as they may be (and great aerial acrobats), the wagtails couldn’t compete with the swallows which were sweeping the pond for insects. Photographing swallows over variable backgrounds is one of those challenges that I enjoy with the camera. I miss a lot of shots, but occasionally it comes together fairly well. I was pleased with this one of a swallow emerging from its low dive.

swallow

And this, of one skimming across the surface.

swallow

I’ve not spent much time recently watching the foxes, but I have updated a couple of my early Fox Watch! pages and moved them over to this part of the site. More will be added over the coming weeks.

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

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