Splish Splash, they’re not taking a bath!

I’ve commented on the size of the carp here, and although I have managed to get a couple of pictures, I still haven’t got a decent one of them floating so close to the surface, you can practically count their scales.
As is always the case, they are at their most prominent, visual and smiling when I don’t have the camera, and today was no exception. I took this photo in April.

fish 2 Hobbling the dog up to the dog walk when Hubby was out this morning (don’t nag me!), there was an awful lot of commotion going on in the water way before I got to their usual haunts.
I saw not one, but FOUR of the mini sharks splashing around in a frenzy in the reeds, and let me tell you, they were doing more than swimming!

It’s the breeding/spawning season at the moment so the fishing season is closed, and the fish come up to the surface to do their naughties.
Well for them it’s not, it’s natural, but you get my drift.

carpImage : google

It’s not just the big ones either. The marina surface is alive with fish of various species, some in their hundreds (honest, I am not a fisherwoman of exaggeration) and it is no wonder that visiting kids over the bank holiday wanted to net a few.

This morning as I’ve sat obediently and quietly on the bench, I have seen silver fish skipping up, out and across the surface, either in some form of mating display or simply to get out of the way of predators or over zealous partners.

Surprisingly despite this easy dining opportunity, there is no sign of the kingfisher (my picture below from April) or the heron. Perhaps they have hot dates elsewhere.

perfectHowever, we do have a predator in the waters other than a pike at the moment, one I have only just recently seen sufficiently well enough to identify.

perchCue jaws

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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