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Battling Herring Gulls

This is nothing to do with the ludicrous attempts by the Prime Minister to vilify yet another of our wildlife species (in this case a red listed bird), but some shots of herring gulls chasing each other on the wing. The photos were taken at Rottingdean today, just along from here. At no time did I feel I was in any danger 😉

Rottingdean Beach at low tide

Rottingdean Beach at low tide

Herring gulls squabbling over food

Herring gulls engage in aerial combat

Herring gulls squabbling over food

Herring gulls squabbling over food

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

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Rudyard Kipling’s Garden

We spent some time down in Rottingdean today which gave me another chance to try my hand at photographing flowers. We visited the Rudyard Kipling gardens. Kipling lived in Rottingdean for many years, and the local preservation society now maintains his (extensive) garden. Beautiful they may be, but I still struggle to get decent shots of flowers!

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Flower in Kipling’s Garden, Rottingdean

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Flower spike in Kipling’s Garden, Rottingdean

Those are the only one I’m posting from there, but I did get some flowers in among the moorhens at the village pond.

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Lily pads at Rottingdean Pond

juvenile moorhen

Juvenile moorhen and lily pad at Rottingdean pond

Back home, the badgers are still around, and I got some good shots late last night. Here’s one to be going on with.

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Badger scoffing peanuts

Camera note: all Rottingdean photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lens. I used the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM for the badger.

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Oystercatchers and Fulmars at Rottingdean

I had to pop down to Rottingdean today. It was high tide, and very windy.

Sea crashing against the Undercliff Walk at Rottingdean

Sea crashing against the Undercliff Walk at Rottingdean

Down on one of the few more sheltered parts of the beach, a small group of oystercatchers were lazily grazing among the pebbles.

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher

High above, the fulmars were patrolling the cliffs.

Fulmar

Fulmar

Fulmar

Fulmar

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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