White on White (little egret)

I took this short sequence at Seven Sisters Country Park, just outside Eastbourne today. The little egret is a non-native species that has colonized very successfully, and is now a quite stunning addition to the avian population.

Little egret in flight over the South Downs, Sussex

Little egret in flight over the South Downs, Sussex

Little egret in flight over the South Downs, Sussex

Little egret in flight over the South Downs, Sussex

Little egret in flight over the South Downs, Sussex

Little egret in flight over the South Downs, Sussex

Back in the garden the foxes are showing up (but proving as tricky to photograph as ever). Badgers? Yes, they’re here as well, and more than happy to pose for a quick photo!

Badger in garden

Badger in garden

Camera note: egrets taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. I used the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM for the badger.

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4 Comments

  1. Aurora Stone April 26, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    Stunning!!

    • Words April 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

      Thanks Aurora! Egrets don’t always photograph well, but I was very happy with these.

  2. Darko April 28, 2016 at 1:21 am #

    Nice bird!

    “… and more than happy to pose for a quick photo!”
    And more than happy to have a tasty snack on the way 😀

    • Words April 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

      Darko, tasty snacks r us!