Saturday, 4 October 2014

Grange over Sands duck pond........................................................... Wood Duck

Our holiday apartment was in the Cumbrian village of Grange over Sands.

Just a few hundred yards from our accommodation were the Ornamental Gardens and duck pond.

The gardens are home to an array of ducks and geese from all over the world... like this Wood Duck.
I have loads of images to sort through... holiday pics mainly but hopefully a few more to share.

We took some video clips on my pocket camera one morning of us feeding the birds on the pond...
...it was so much fun being mobbed by all the geese and gulls I will share it as soon as it's edited.
This week we hope to see the start of the Red Deer rut at Tatton Park... enjoy your week.

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love these handsome gents. :)

Ruby said...

Wood ducks are very beautiful. have all the colors on them. Lovely pictures!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

So colorful and beautiful...like jewels.

Margaret Adamson said...

This Wood Duck is very handsome. Have a great weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely beautiful bird and photos!

Happy Weekend ~
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the Wood Duck.

Brian King said...

One of my favorite ducks! The colors are gorgeous!

Christian Weiß said...

These are fascinating ducks.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely captures of the Wood Duck! The male is so beautiful.. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Stephanie said...

I love these types of ducks!

Marie said...

Gorgeous colors! I love wood ducks.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very colourful and handsome fellow.

Anni said...

Wow....breathtaking!! Such a beauty.

Thanks for sharing this link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend. Always appreciated!!

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful duck. The colors are just marvelous.

Gattina said...

What a beautiful duck, so colorful !
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Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

The Wood ducks have most striking markings and certainly look healthy.
I googled 'Grange over Sands' it looks such a pretty village on the coast.
Lovely to give your family a taste of the seaside too.
We live on the coast in New Zealand and our daughter lives inland in France - the one thing she misses is the sea!

Hannah said...

Such wonderful photos of the wood duck, I can see so much detail of the feathers and colors.

Susan (ABON) said...

Gorgeous photos of the colorful wood duck- absolutely one of my favorite ducks!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos of this handsome duck!

Frank said...

A handsome fellow.

Enjoy the Rut at Tatton Park Andrew ... it's well under way near me.

Janet Shaw said...

Great Wood Duck pics :)

mick said...

Great photos of the Wood Ducks - they have such beautiful colors.

Findlay Wilde said...

Those colours and patterns are fantastic.

Andrea Priebe said...

Wood Ducks are at the top of my list of favorites ... they are truly beautiful and very shy. We get pairs on our lake in the Spring then the males seem to disappear but the females and their many babies are around for quite awhile. These are gorgeous pictures, Andrew ... you really want to see the Red Deer Rut ... doesn't it get a little rough? :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Karen said...

Fabulous captures! Wood ducks are so handsome.

Priyashi said...

WOW! What a lovely shot.... Incredible...:)

Mary Cromer said...

These are wonderful Andrew!!!