More portraits of the bird life down at Falmer Pond, though this time I’ve focused on the species that tend to live in rather than around the water.
I can’t do a post like this without including a mallard duck, so here’s one standing on a submerged rock in the morning light.
We have two species of rail at the pond: the moorhen, which is by far the most numerous:
And the coot, which is quite a bit larger. I’ve seen three at Falmer this year, a slight improvement on numbers over 2013.
I’ve posted plenty of pictures of the local greylags recently, but here’s one more: Greylag among the Daffodils.
Closing picture? Another mallard.
Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.