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Category Archives: swans
Marina update 2
I took these pictures today. I’m a little disappointed in their clarity, but we’re working on it! These are two ducklings from one of the first hatchings this year and are the same size, although fluffier, as these females which … Continue reading
Posted in diary, ducks, Marina, nature, observations, Photos, swans Tagged ducks and swans Comments Off on Marina update 2
I took these today down by the lock with the new camera. cygnet and adult new brood of ducklings
Marina Wildlife Update
Since rescuing the duckling the other evening, we have been watching the marina waterfowl and other wildlife. Compared to what we’d seen whilst out on the river, not many young have survived in either of the marina basins. Mrs Boating … Continue reading
Posted in diary, ducks, life afloat, Marina, nature, observations, swans Tagged birds, nature, rabbits, survival, wildlife 2 Comments
“Lady in the Mist” Out of the morning mist Majestic, serene and mysterious, No-one knows her destination Just the direction she was going. Gliding sedately, gently On the ripples of the water, Not leaving a wake, Or evidence of her … Continue reading
Day 4: Five Days and Five Photos Challenge
My Pen-ultimate offering for the Five Days and Five Photos challenge (get it? ‘Pen’ as in Pensitivity101 and a female swan? Yes? No? Oh, OK) Now what does this bring to mind? Joys and memories of the Festive kind. Swimming … Continue reading
Posted in Challenge, diary, Just a thought, music, nature, numbers, Photos, swans Tagged challenge, Five Days Five Photos Challenge, photos, river bank, swans, trip Comments Off on Day 4: Five Days and Five Photos Challenge
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Sadly we have lost one of the cygnets, but Mum and Dad came calling today to show off their new family. Any blue metal is our boat so you can see how close … Continue reading
Posted in diary, life afloat, Marina, nature, Photos, swans Tagged swans and cygnets 11 Comments
13th May part 2
I’ve split the post so as not to include the ugly heron with the cute goslings and ducklings, and also to share the river views today. It truly has been glorious, so peaceful and restful.
Posted in diary, Dogs, life afloat, lifestyle, narrow boat, nature, observations, Photos, swans Tagged egret, heron, Maggie, river bank, river views, swan 6 Comments
Happy and Sad
Hubby and I were up early even though we’d slept late, if that’s not a contradiction in terms. In this picture, you can see four vents running along the centre of our roof, and there are two others left and … Continue reading
Royalty aren’t the only ones to have a new arrival!
They’re here! I took Maggie up for a wee this afternoon and put the camera in my pocket in the hope of catching sight of the little ducklings. Maggie didn’t perform, so I put in her in the car out … Continue reading
Anyone in there?
We heard a gentle tapping on the bow this morning, so Hubby stuck his head out to investigate. Obviously after some breakfast. Meanwhile, back on the nest: No sign of any hatchings yet.