All Present and Correct

We were up early again this morning and this time decided to walk through the park rather than along the prom.
We met up with several people we’ve come to know, getting into conversation about the ducklings and goslings this year and of those past.
Apparently last year there were hundreds of ducklings, but each clutch was lucky if one or two survived as crows, gulls and magpies picked off the little ones.
I’m glad I’m not the only one counting the ducklings, and Momma Duck still has her 11.
She’s having a job keeping them altogether though as they are paddling all over the place, and I could only capture 9 with her as the other 2 were over the far side of the lake!
The geese however have joined ranks as expected, so now there are at least four adults in close proximity of the 14 goslings.
There are only 12 visible in the above picture, but they are all present and accounted for as you can see immediately below.

Only twelve visible here too, but the other two are on the other side of the bank.

All fourteen are present in the following two pictures but this is my favourite from today’s batch:
On a different note, you may remember when we first came here I said there were no fish in the lake (the sign actually says that).
Lookey, lookey!
My pictures aren’t very clear as the sun was shining on the water and I don’t have filters on my camera, but it would appear that the lake is home to some pretty large goldfish!
As with the Mirror Carp on the marina, the hot weather is bringing them to the surface to oxygenate as the water is so still underneath.

 

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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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2 Responses to All Present and Correct

  1. scifihammy says:

    Lovely to see all the goslings and clever that they pool their resources. 🙂
    Nice big fish! 🙂

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