Monday, 14 May 2012

Hawthorns, cuckoo flowers and Ducklings!

 these are quite old mallard ducklings, there were a couple of tiny ones too, but they sped past too quickly for my camera!

 the hawthorn flowers are starting to come out, the whole towpath smells of hawthorn!
cuckoo flower, also known as ladies smock 

Union Canal, Edinburgh

15 comments:

ashok said...

wonderful captures J...

heavy hedonist said...

Adorable! I only have bunnies in my yard.

Caroline Gill said...

I love those adorable ducklings! I don't think I've seen any yet this year, but I enjoyed seeing a nesting Moorhen yesterday.

Ms Sparrow said...

Mallards are the most common duck in our area. They're such fun to watch.

Bill said...

mallard ducklings
too quick for my camera
spring rushing by

Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent, Bill, thanks!

Ms Sparrow, the young are certainly fun to watch, less so a group of five males jumping on a female and trying to drown her,

Caroline - these were my first ducklings of the year! I've not seen young moorhens yet,

Heavy hedonist - bunnies!

Ashok - thanks!

gabriellebryden said...

So gorgeous. I would love to keep ducks, but not just yet.

Rabbits' Guy said...

A pretty time of year for sure!

Gillena Cox said...

delightful :)


much love...

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wonderful photos!

the cuby poet said...

Lady Smock reminds me of growing up on The Mendips where there was an abundance of them in one particular place above Cheddar Gorge. The fresh smell of a Spring the hawthorn. Lovely scent.

Jade said...

Love the fluffies! I see some mallards around here from time to time, but never at a time when I can take pictures (and there's almost never any fluffy little ducklings with them).

Christina said...

The babies are so precious.

Michelle May said...

Precious little peeps!

Igloo said...

What a wonderful way to welcome in the spring.