Tag Archives: water fowl

Welcome Visitors

It’s taken a while to get to writing this post, which in a way is actually in two halves! I walked Maggie in the park on my own this morning. As things turn out, she has only had three walks … Continue reading

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Separate Days

We all have them when we or our partners want to do our own thing and/or offers of help aren’t wanted. We’re left dangling wondering what to do with ourselves, can’t settle and feel basically like a fifth wheel and … Continue reading

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Park Update

I’m not going to bore you with more photos just now, but we saw another mother duck with 8 babies today! We thought maybe it was the same brood as yesterday, then realised this Momma was totally different. As we … Continue reading

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Lord love a duck

But not at three o’clock in the morning. Yes, Rooster Duck is back and making up for lost time driving some of the residents cwackers. Personally, I don’t mind her or her chums with their chattering chorus (Laughing Duck is … Continue reading

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A Fluffy Interlude

You may remember this from a post at the end of July: Mummy Duck and Baby are quite often seen on the bank behind us. She is so proud and protective of her offspring that she continues to shield it … Continue reading

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Not exactly Honky Tonk Women

I woke up the second time this morning to the honking of swans and geese as they flew overhead, and this song from 1969 came to mind. I remember the year well as I was just getting into buying singles with my ‘wages’, … Continue reading

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Moors Code

Laughing Duck is still resident here on the marina, though Rooster Duck seems to be having a lot of lie ins. There is a new Duck around who I’ve nicknamed Larry because he appears to be suffering from permanent laryngitis. … Continue reading

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Monday and Tuesday

I’ve just taken these pictures from our pontoon of the two Egyptian ducks that reside here on the marina. It is believed they are both male, though one tends to disappear in May for a few months. Maybe father and … Continue reading

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It’s a Duck’s Life

One thing about living on a Marina, you get to see the goings on of wildlife close up. The rabbit population is now fit and well, the swallows have left, crows, gulls, magpies and pigeons are plentiful, I can hear … Continue reading

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