Winter Birds

With the temperatures hovering around freezing, it feels like winter has finally arrived. It’s certainly cold, but today the skies were clear and the winds low. I like winter days like this. I needed to take a rare trip over to Eastbourne, stopping briefly at Seven Sisters to see what birds were about. There were a few distant curlews, numerous little egrets, some swans and cormorants. Worth the early start.

little egret

Little egret at Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex


Mute swan on rippling blue


Cormorant cruising

Back home the foxes are still around. At least three of them are putting in an appearance on the trail camera (along with an occasional badger), though Pretty Vixen is the only one venturing out for photo shoots. She seems to be becoming a permanent fixture. It’s good that so many are still around and that bodes well for next spring.


Pretty Vixen peering down from the wall

Camera note: all bird photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. Pretty Vixen taken with the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens.

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  1. derwandersmann November 30, 2017 at 3:00 am #

    Good to see you, Paul … Has the weather been keeping you in?

  2. Darko December 1, 2017 at 1:14 am #

    Little egret is beautiful as always 🙂

    Ever since I read Adele’s book I look at foxes with somewhat different understanding.

  3. Words December 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

    Hi, sorry for being very slack at responding. Just had very little time out with the camera this year but I have plans to change that in 2018. Hope you guys are well and enjoying the festive season.