Saturday 5 February 2022

Lovely weather for ducks!

 We've had a lot of rain recently, which meant some lovely rainbows the other day

I heard over the past few days that a gadwall had been seen at Blackford Pond. Gadwall are rarely seen in Edinburgh (though sometimes can be seen on the Figgate Pond (see this blogpost)  or at Musselburgh) so Crafty Green Boyfriend and I decided to brave today's rain and visit the pond hoping for a good view. We were very lucky as the male gadwall was swimming around in full view

as was this female gadwall. She looks quite like a slightly smaller female mallard, but her patterning is quite different.

We also met this friendly cat, who was very pleased to find out that Crafty Green Boyfriend was carrying some cat snacks with him!

Thanks to Crafty Green Boyfriend for the photos of the gadwalls.


Lowcarb team member said...

Nice to see a rainbow ...
Many thanks to CGB for the photographs of the Gadwalls, and many thanks for going out in the rain to get them.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Jenn Jilks said...

Actual open water! It's terrific to see.