Sunday, 27 March 2011

Ducks......................lazing on a sunday afternoon

Marbury Country Park
Marbury has some lovely old trees
The spring blossom has arrived
 A lovely sunny spring afternoon and I spent my time having a stroll around Marbury Country Park which is only a couple of miles from home. The Sand Martins have arrived in great numbers following their migration from West Africa. They were a delight to see skimming above the calm waters of the Mere.

Great Budworth village from Marbury
The thing that made me smile the most though was the activity of the ducks....sorry inactivity. The Mallards were all sleeping along the shoreline and the Tufted Ducks (so active at Moore a  week ago) were just floating about snoozing in the sunshine.

Sunday as it should be.....
.....enjoying the sunshine
Shhhhhsh!
What time do we sail?

To see more lovely birds on World Bird Wednesday click here: http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

25 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Lovely peaceful post!!
Those twisted handsome old trees in the park and at the entrance are wonderful, and so is the sign..I love it!!
Trees in bloom,sleeping ducks, and the last photo I really like...nice caption to!!lol
All looks very relaxing.. hope your week is the same....I'm jealous!!

Gary said...

Andrew there are no photos and we're all having the same problem. Boom& Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Hilke Breder said...

Nice leisurely Sunday post, Andrew. I can only see the photos by double clicking on the small black squares.

Andrew said...

Blogger has an image problem...Hopefully normal service will resume soon

Bob Bushell said...

It looks like a nice walk in your local, beautiful. Thanks for the Blogger, he is dreadfully sorry, lol.

Bill S. said...

I love the post. wonderful pictures and story.

mick said...

Fantastic photos of those old trees and I like the ducks resting so quietly.

JM said...

Great post. The tree in the second shot is FANTASTIC!

joo said...

Lovely walk indeed, and I like the daffodils in your header!
Have a nice evening:)

Adam Tilt said...

All preparing for a hectic breeding season I reckon Andrew.

Frank said...

Hi Andrew. A perfect day of rest and relaxation plus sunshine ... what could be better than that.

Carletta said...

What a lovely place for man and bird on a Sunday afternoon.
Just seeing the sign and that terrific tree was enough of a great invitation to see what was to be found in the park.
Nice set of images!

Thanks for your visit. :)

Sondra said...

A great spot to visit!!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful place! Those ducks look very content there. The tree looks like something out of a fantasy!

Gary said...

Great photos now,Andrew. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your birds are beautiful Andrew and I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday. I am madly jealous of your daffodills in the header shot though. (Florida, no winter -- ergo no Spring.) (I love the first part of that, but I miss my spring flowers in Oregon (with its English-like climate)

Springman said...

This is a lovely setting Andrew. Your daffodil header flipped the switch on my spring fever again. If I had your address I'd send you a snowball! Hey, your last shot of the gulls on the row boat is a classic. Frame it!

NicoleB said...

Oh whoa, I miss a countryside with trees like that!
I can't even remember the feel of it :D
Love the ducks and the gulls on the boat :)

NatureFootstep said...

I like the shots of the old trees. It is soemthing special about them. :)

lol. Mallards are sleeping a lot over here too. :)

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Some beautiful looking countryside there. I envy your sun- it's been raining here for days (weeks!)

Fotokarusellen said...

A great post. A beautiful set of images. Bravo!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I love the trees. What a great post and photos. The sleeping duck is cute.

Indrani said...

How well they balance on one foot while sleeping.
Great series of shots.

Calling Ravens said...

Lovely, lovely photos! I love the tree in the second photo-could stare at that for quite a while and I also loved the carving of the Owl on the sign (I'm afraid I'm not much of a fan of waterfowl, but your photos are great!).

MÜGE TEKİL said...

What a peaceful and beautiful park! The old trees are impressive! Have a nice weekend, ciao! :)