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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

A reflective walk Bushy & Painshill Parks

I was meeting a friend for a cuppa in Bushy Park so, as the sun was really warm and shiny, I got there a little early and had a quick walk around the pond.

Mute swans, many of them, were flying up and down but this one was content just to snooze!

A Black-headed Gull had a yawn... it was silent with its beak open!!

And then I watched these two male Mallards for about 15 minutes whilst battle royal ensued. One of them had a battle scar at the back of its neck from where its adversary had had its beak clamped tightly!





Later on, I had to go food shopping so I nipped into Painshill Park
11 Goosanders still there, of which, only 1 was a male!


And I couldn't resist the reflections in the very still water.




The sun had been oh so warm and with no wind, you could think it was really a Spring Day. And just as I was walking back, I'm sure I saw something akin to a butterfly fly across in front of me.

A good walk again.

6 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Beautiful shots Tricia. The sun really makes such a difference doesn't it.
Those Mallards look to be really going at it!

Pete said...

lovely shots trish. the sun helps

Tricia said...

Thanks Keith... the Mallards were so aggressive... I was fascinated just watching them!

Pete - thanks and - oh yes!! the sun changes the whole day eh!

Gary said...

Wonderful tour with excellent photos. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Anonymous said...

Sunshine and camera, just the combination you need!
Love the Gull.

paul.

Tricia said...

Gary - thank you... glad to have you aboard (and give Boom a hug for me please? )

Paul... the sun makes such a difference - and not only to the pictures.. just great to have it and anticipate more to come with the promise of spring!

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