Sunday, 6 March 2011

Tall duck and handsome.......................................


Female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Hello
A very handsome chap
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
I had a nice stroll around Shakerley Mere this weekend and enjoyed watching the children feeding the ducks.
The Mallards, Canada Geese and the Black-headed Gulls were also enjoying the attention they were getting.
The goose above was very interested in my camera and got very close giving much amusement to the kids.

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

22 comments:

Lorac said...

Hello Andrew! I see our geese are keeping you company. Fine fellows for sure. You did a great job getting their pics!

joo said...

Wow, lovely photos Andrew! A very handsome chap indeed:)
Have a nice week ahead!

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...I noticed your humor showing!!
Clever with the words!! hahah!!
Cute photos of the tall Duck and Handsome Chap!!Nice that you had a good stroll...hope you have a nice week!!

Hilke Breder said...

Enjoyed this post, Andrew! It made me smile - great start for my day.

JM said...

Great timing, the top shot is fantastic! What a funny capture the 'Hello' goose is. :-)

Gary said...

Great mallard shots Andrew and watch those Geese they're Canadians remember. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dave said...

Great flappy Mallard Andrew!

Joan Ramon Noguer said...

Magnífiques captures!! Et felicito pel bon treball, una cordial salutació.

holdingmoments said...

Great captures Andrew.

Sondra said...

excellent look at the mallard--I enjoyed your heading---lol

mick said...

Great photos of the duck with its wings stretched.

Stewart M said...

Hi - thanks for having a look at the Kookaburras. Mallards are a bit of an issue down here - they inter-breed with Pacific Balck Faced Duck (a native) and you end up with some strange looking combination which is not as good as either of the origianls.

Think you may enjoy my other blog as well if youy get time to have a look. http://payingreadyattention.blogspot.com/

Cheers Stewart M

NatureFootstep said...

I have not seen the Canadian goose yet, but he Greylag goose has started to arrive. The canadian maked great BW shots. :)

Adam Tilt said...

Nice photos Andrew. You want to watch those Canada Geese as from personal experience I can tell you that they can give a nasty nip!

Marvin said...

The Canadian is a very handsome chap, indeed. The only geese I've seen lately were high overhead and flying north. Great shots!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots, they third one down is my favorite. I love the look on the HELLO face.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the tall one! Stretching out, looks like the yoga pose I did in class today ;>).... YOur clever post title really caught my eye and your pictures delivered the goods. Very nice post.

Fotokarusellen said...

Lovely photos and well captured. Bravo!
Have a nice day.

jo©o said...

You've had a nice play with the pix here.
Even managed to make a duck look good :-)

bailey-road.com said...

Love your humorous post title and the Mallard lives up to it! Nice close-ups of the Canada Goose!

Pat Ulrich said...

wonderful post! that straight on view of the goose is great!

Springman said...

Those are some great portraits you've painted with your camera. Along with the amusing Mallards I think you had a very producktive stroll! ;-)WBW