This is something of a return to some of the more regular species that abound at this time of year. Birds are getting ready for nesting and mating, and – common species at least – are very easy to see.
The crows are busy gathering nesting material.
The blackbirds are taking to the rooftops…
The robins are everywhere. This one was in a small wooded area near Falmer Pond. Nice early morning sunshine.
Possibly my favourite of the early birds, was this male mallard quietly sitting on the church wall. It took me an age to get round to the best angle, but here it is.
The final shot was taken at lunchtime, when the light was less helpful. It made a change to see a herring gull doing nothing much at all.
Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.