Monday, 20 May 2013

Budworth Mere....................................................... watching sails and paddles

We had a walk around Marbury Country Park yesterday.
I was hoping for a bit of peace and quite but there was a dog show on near the car park... 
...the place was packed.

To get away from the crowds we headed towards the eastern end of the mere... 
...the local sailing club were having a regatta.

 This Mallard was keeping her new family close to the shore and well away from the dinghy's.

Ducklings are always lovely to see...

...paddling about without a care in the world.

It was quite a windy day... ideal weather for messing about in boats.

Wild Bird Wednesday

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the sailboats are cool, but those ducklings steal the show. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I misread your first line about looking for peace and quiet ..."but there was a dog show near the caT park". Yeah! Then I re-read it. Those ducklings looks so hug-able.

Carole M. said...

well yes, I enjoyed your end of the river too Drew

Bob Bushell said...

Lovable ducklings.

Linda said...

Great series of photos. Love the ducklings and the boats.

Susan said...

What a beautiful day it must've been. Those ducklings are precious.

The Herald said...

Looks like you had a good time out with the crowds Andrew! Nice to see the Mallard family were staying well away from the boats!...[;o)

Findlay Wilde said...

Mum and Harley we're at the pet show and Harley was holding all the snakes. Ducklings are great to watch. From Findlay

Gary said...

Great to see the ducklings!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Nice photos, a great day!

prairiebirder said...

Very cute!

mick said...

It looks like great sailing weather. Ducklings are so cute. Great photos.

eileeninmd said...

I love the adorable ducklings. Wonderful series!

Brian King said...

The ducklings appear to be getting quite large!

Karen said...

Sweet ducklings!

Shey said...

Cool captures of the sails and mallards.

Carletta said...

Ahhh...sweet and cute ducklings!
I wouldn't have minded being out on the water myself.
Lovely shots Andrew!

Rajesh said...

Nice place to boat with so many sweet ducks around in the water.

Phil said...

Some great contrasting colours in that last shot Andrew.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The ducklings are so cute!

i stora drag said...

Nice colours on the boats, but the ducklings are even nicer! It is so fun to see those kids again. Here we have only seen some goose got their babies.
Thanks for your comment, Andrew!
Greetings Pia

Arija said...

There is, after all, nothing quite like messing about in boats. Ducklings are always cute.

Stewart M said...

Splendid birds! There used to be a "Caution, Ducks Crossing" sign in the village I was born in!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

FOREST SNAPPER said...

there is a lot going on on that water, lovely ducklings.


peter

Ken Schneider said...

Nice images of the boats and ducklings!

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Andrew, if I haven't thanked you before I wanted to thank you now for providing a link to your blog on your profile page. I have had difficulty finding others, and this makes it so easy.

Your photos are lovely. The yachts were colorful and the ducklings very cute.

Thanks also for stopping by my Goldfinch post. I think the English Goldfinch is a sweet little bird and I will have to do a google search to compare the two. I'm sure you've got some on here but not sure how far back those posts go.

Enjoy the rest of your week :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...the babies are darling!!! [Oh, I know just what you mean about trying to 'get away from the crowds'.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

It is nice to plan an outing, only to find others had the same idea, but the duckling images had to be so worth it~