Monday, 29 August 2011

Happy Families.......................... Vale Royal Locks

I had a lovely stroll along the River Weaver to Vale Royal Locks.
It's a favourite walk.
We had a holiday at the weekend in the UK... families were out relaxing and enjoying themselves...including the wildlife.


 Look Mum I can take my leg out of the water...just like you!
 Look! look! look!... I really can!
 Can I show you my new trick?
 It's really easy to do... thanks for showing me how bro!...
....we can try synchronized one legged swimming now.

There is a small pool next to the locks... I spotted this Moorhen trying to teach the kids to climb...
...it was fun to watch.
 OK... this ones a bit too steep... lets try a smaller one.
 Mum... that man from "rambles with a camera" is watching us.
follow me.....
.....Oh! oh! oh! it's so high...wait for us.
I apologise that I didn't get this shot in focus but it was so funny to watch... I had to share it.

I took a 360 degree video clip of Vale Royal Locks with my little point and shoot. The locks were crossed many times during my school days X Country runs.

To see more beautiful birds click on the link to
World Bird Wednesday: http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha! cute! "look out below!"

and that leg thing is pretty agile!

Marias Teater said...

Happy pictures!

joo said...

Happy family life:)

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant pictures, they made me holler.

Gary said...

Great post Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

The Herald said...

Excellent set of images there Andrew.

Love the Moorhen sequence. [;o)

Art said...

These photos are beatiful!

Pantherka said...

Again, wonderful, like I look at these photos!

Maelgi said...

soy una observadora del comportamiento de las aves , son tan simpáticas con las patas hacia arriba. hermosas fotos.
saludos. buena semana.

1huanghui said...

So nice a swan!

Tammy said...

Love the moorhens :)

ADRIAN said...

No need to apologise.......Brilliant, just brilliant.

JM said...

I would have loved to witness the Moorhen's lesson. I like these birds so very much.

Fotokarusellen said...

A wonderful post. Beautiful work, Andrew.

Marissa ♥ said...

Ha! Wonderful photos.

Your photo header is stunning.

mick said...

Great photos. I really like all the 'birdy' action you have caught.

eileeninmd said...

Great series of birds and photos. I love the last action shot.

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful post! So nice to get to see the little swan so close :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the Moorhen shots are good value!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Barb said...

So comical!

bailey-road.com said...

Such a funny series! I love to watch the antics of the juvenile birds.

TexWisGirl said...

re: the video - running water! what a treat!

Springman said...

Lovely holiday! Those are charming scenes to say the least!

Adam Tilt said...

Always nice to see a family of Swans out and about but I really don't think that Moorhens are built for climbing!

Jean said...

The babes are so dang cute!!!

Hilke Breder said...

Very enjoyable post, Andrew. The pics of the swans with one foot out of the water are priceless, particularly that synchronized swimming photo!

phylliso said...

You have me laughing yet again! That bird does look as if he`s talking about you stalking him with your camera,hah,hah,great post & pictures!phyllis

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Lovely photos.

Regards!