Hogsmill Nature reserve is a perfect little wildlide refuge in an obscure part of Berrylands in south London. These shots were taken on my first ever visit. Around 120 bird species have been recorded at Hogsmill, some quite rare.

These are shots of the very common Gull (plus a swan and a goose). In flight and loafing around, common Gulls are unremarkable, but when diving into and emerging from the water, they look quite beautiful. These shots were taken with the Olympus EM1x, using the Procapture feature plus Bird recognition autofocus, which enables the capture of events that occur before the shutter is pressed . No full frame camera at any price can do this.

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