Sunday, 26 February 2012

Shakerley Mere..................................... Saturdays interrupted post continued

My last post was supposed to be this post.... but I just had to share the Long-tailed Tits that had just visited my garden... Back to Shakerley Mere and the lovely bench by the car park.

The back of the bench from yesterday... we have some wonderful carved benches throughout all the woods in mid Cheshire. I have shared them before but will redo the post soon.

A white goose was making quite a racket... the Canada Geese were keeping him company.

Always on the lookout for children with bread... to feed the ducks.
Shakerley Mere is a popular place to visit for young families....it's a short walk round for little legs.

 Birch Polypore fungus growing on this tree alongside the water.

Goosey goosey gander... the white goose was also enjoying all the free food the kids were sharing.
His antics really made me smile

Domestic geese have beautiful blue eyes...

Ocean blue... according to a site I googled.

 The mere is also a popular spot for anglers.

 Fishing is considered to be the most popular participation sport in the UK.
Kettles on the boil all day and comfortable shelters.

They don't even sit holding their rods... these have electronic bleepers to let them know if they have a fish.
It's a great little place to visit if you only have an hour or so to spare.

"Can't they read?"

26 comments:

Rohrerbot said...

I know what you mean about juggling posts. It's hard to keep them all squared away. That looks like a lot of fun. I have my tent and would so much like to use it. The weekends just fly by! Hope you have a good week.

TexWisGirl said...

i know john's gonna like your polyp fungi! :) i like your blue-eyed goose!

NewMexiKen said...

That goose's plumage almost looks as if it is sculpted. Beautiful images!

barbara l. hale said...

Enjoyed the Ramble today. Beautiful shots of that white goose! And I bet that gull pays no attention to the "no fishing" sign.

cieldequimper said...

No they can't, thank goodness for them! Wonderful shots.

I don't know if VP of A Bunch of Benches will contact you...

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

There is something awful fishy about that first photo Andrew ;)
Us anglers tend not to read the No fishing signs. That usually means that there are big fish about that they dont want you to catch

Sandra said...

really wonderful photos, the front of the fish is as great as the seat side was. i don't mind the tents but fishing gear that beeps is a little much for me, fishing is supposed to be fun, doesn't look that way to me. love all the birds, really nice photos today.

The Herald said...

Excelent images and record of your visit to the 'Mere Andrew.

It looks like the fishermen were out in force, but I can't help thinking that those tents would be better put to use as bird watching hides!...[;o)

Horst in Edmonton said...

Great post Andrew, love the white goose. The benches are awesome. Someone is talented.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely photos Andrew, but, I think the same as Trevor.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...I'm with Bob and Trevor...nice hides lol!!
The blue eyes on that goose are lovely..., and the fungus on the tree great shot!!
The best for a laugh is the last one..good eye on that one!! ; }
Grace x

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

OK I love this post too! A great place to introduce kids to nature (and we'd like it too -- the easy walk for little legs would work for old ones too!)

NO sign can keep any gull from doing what it wants to do! (I'm kind of convinced that gulls are going to take over the world one day.)

I forgot to mention before that I had to look up the word "mere" -- (we don't speak the same language sometimes ;>)!)

Helene said...

This post really made me smile. I never knew about those blue eyes. The next time I'm at the local pond, I will check this out. Oh how I wish our pond was as beautiful and entertaining as yours!

Denise said...

Another super post Andrew. I love that bench and the geese, especially the close-up ones of the white goose. Such pretty eyes!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Electronic gizmos on their fishing poles to let them know they have a fish on the line? Oh what is this world coming to anyway? That ain't fishing! Movin' on, I like your phtoos of the domestic geese. Just goes to show all birds are worthy of photographing. Good for you Andrew.

BlueShell said...

Just...amazing!
All the photos are great!
Thank you!
BS

ADRIAN said...

Another grand wander.

Ruby said...

The domestic geese shots are lovely. I like the carved bench! Cheers, Ruby

Em S said...

I like that last photo! and electronic fishing pole devisces...that's crazy!

Madge Bloom said...

Love that blue-eyed goose!

Gina Gao said...

These are really interesting pictures. Good shots.

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heyBJK said...

Love that shot of the gull sitting on the sign! Classic! Beautiful shots of the geese! Love that ring around the eyes.

Adam Tilt said...

Excellent post Andrew. Would love a bench like that in my garden.

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Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post and photos.
Especially I like the photos with geese.

Regards and best wishes

Chatty Crone said...

I would love to see this place for real. sandie