Tag Archives: duck

Duck, Lamorbey Park (last visit?)

Tuesday 12th December 2017, 3.05pm (day 2,301)

Lamorbey duck, 12/12/17

The first time I went to Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Kent, was on 22nd May 2012. Over the subsequent five and a half years its campus, and Lamorbey Park, in which the grounds reside, has produced some decent nature photos, including fly agaric, a couple of rather cute swans, and a parakeet amongst others. But, sadly, today was probably my last visit; so here’s the last in the series.

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Ducks (sort of)

Monday 4th December 2017, 10.30am (day 2,293)

Bathroom ducks, 4/12/17

The last two Mondays I have been on the 06:59 train into Manchester but fortunately this week could start in a much more gentle way, with a whole day working at home. But days like these don’t give out much in the way of photo opportunities. Hence the ducks. Of course, the one on the left is actually a seagull.

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Overseer

Tuesday 17th October 2017, 5.00pm (day 2,245)

Mallard, 17.10/17

This mallard and I were both watching the world go by, above the Hebden Water on this Sunday afternoon…. the first real bite of autumn, I think. Wonder what he thinks about it all.

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Don’t mess with the cygnets

Monday 15th May 2017, 11.30am (day 2,090)

Swan and cygnets, 15/5/17

This swan ain’t having anyone mess with its brood of cygnets this year. The coot high-tails it out of there under the frosty stare of the big white mother with the orange beak. Well, I probably would too.

This is full-on urban nature — taken in the centre of London, Hyde Park specifically.

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Nice weather for (Muscovy) ducks

Sunday 19th March 2017, 5.05pm (day 2,033)

Muscovy duck, 19/3/17

It’s been raining since about Friday morning, though did stop in the afternoon — a good thing seeing as the river was rising. Drove one representative of the local Muscovy duck colony off the water anyway; not that things were much less damp in town for it.

Off to Japan tomorrow. Forgive me if updates don’t arrive daily, at least for the next few days. There will be plenty to see I’m sure.

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Feeding time

Tuesday 28th February 2017, 3.35pm (day 2,014)

Feeding time, 28/2/17

Whatever it is he is offering, there seems a general indifference to it among the bird population of Hebden Bridge town centre.

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Duck walk

Wednesday 28th December 2016, 3.00pm (day 1,952)

Duck walk, 28/12/16

One thing I haven’t done with the stats yet is count up the number of photos accounted for by different types of animal. I suspect that over the last 1,953 days, ducks will win, probably just ahead of dogs. Why? Because Hebden Bridge has plenty of them, and look — they’re basically photogenic.

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Ducks on patrol

Monday 5th December 2016, 3.30pm (day 1,929)

Ducks on patrol, 5/12/16

There seemed to be a lot of ducks around this afternoon, including this line of at least 15 in a row here (this is only part of the posse). Then again there were a lot of pigeons around too. Perhaps there has been an escalation in the ongoing Hebden Bridge pigeon-duck conflict. These guys certainly look extra-attentive.

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Duck on the canal

Sunday 25th September 2016, 2.30pm (day 1,858)

Duck on canal, 25/9/16

I can’t believe there’s anyone who would wish ill will on ducks as a species. They aren’t aggressive, they don’t crap on your head, they’re good-looking and they pose very readily for the camera. What’s not to like?

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Ripples

Friday 22nd July 2016, 3.10pm (day 1,793)

Duck ripples, 22/7/16

An inaugural picture in a new series: “Animals illustrate physics”…

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