Saturday, 14 December 2013

Ducks on Figgate Pond

male gadwall

male shoveller

Very high winds today. A lot of trees have been blown over in Figgate Park, it looks a mess (though hopefully the council will leave some of the dead wood when they tidy things up, as dead wood is good habitat for all kinds of creatures!) Lots of birds on the pond though including the two handsome ducks shown above!

(Photos by Crafty Green Boyfriend, taken on a previous visit to Figgate Park). 

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TexWisGirl said...

so neat. we get both of these ducks here, too, during their winter migratory stops.

eileeninmd said...

I am glad they leave some of the dead wood. Love the ducks, I see both of these here in the winter also. The Shoveler is handsome. Great shots and happy weekend to you!

speedyrabbit said...

I love seeing them swim on the water,xx Rachel

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Ducks on a pond is one of my favorite scenes :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Good times to see the ducks ... pretty pictures

Bill said...

high winds
a duck paddles
across the pond