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In The Swim

We made a trip out to Attenborough Nature Reserve near Long Eaton during June, after visiting our daughter who lives nearby, and after visiting the local church, (look out for a series on that in the new year) we came across this little bunch of Ducks to one edge of the footpath. It was the two with their heads craned to the sky that caught my eye, what you might called a matched pair.

In The Swim

We made a trip out to Attenborough Nature Reserve near Long Eaton during June, after visiting our daughter who lives nearby, and after visiting the local church, (look out for a series on that in the new year) we came across this little bunch of Ducks to one edge of the footpath. It was the two with their heads craned to the sky that caught my eye, what you might called a matched pair.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Dec 2013, 02:33
Looking for a sign...or maybe food...
Brian Walbey: This is taken from a small artificial beach where visitors constantly throw the waterbirds bread etc. I believe that isn't good for them.
A very nice collection!
Brian Walbey: This is one of those large nature reserves that is a target for water birds when they need somewhere to rest during the winter months.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Dec 2013, 08:02
Very much so Brian
The geese are seeing the ducks off in case there's any food about. They're greedy birds but great guard dogs.
Brian Walbey: This is taken from a small artificial beach where visitors constantly throw the waterbirds bread etc. I believe that isn't good for them.
Yes you've caught them looking very poised Brian
Brian Walbey: Trouble is you see a good pose from these characters and by the time you've got the camera to your eye they've moved on!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 1 Dec 2013, 11:13
Just to let you know, there is only one duck, a mallard, in the shot. The rest are geese.
Brian Walbey: I guess your right Mary, I never thought of that, I'm not an expert on water birds, but I do like taking photos of them.
Perhaps they were planespotters Brian?
Brian Walbey: Or thought they were a cut above their fellows!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2013, 14:25
Sometime we have sign.... don't feed. Indeed all children from the neighbourhood will throw left over bread.... the ducks and geese will eat so much, they sink .....
Great shot.
Lol remember me about a tale : A duck who wanted to be a swan
Brian Walbey: There once was an ugly duckling etc. etc. smile
It would have caught mine too I presume Brian! Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: The trouble is they are always on the move so most pictures like this don't have any particular interest.
One duck, four geese smile
Brian Walbey: So Mary told me Tom, I don't profess to be any sort of expert on waterfowl.
love the blue colour with the white ducks...
Brian Walbey: Yes the blue sky was being picked up quite well that day by the water.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2013, 21:58
They are probably just stuck up.. ideas beyond their station smile They always make me laugh.
Brian Walbey: That's what I suggested to Bill.
perhaps they had caught sight of someone offered some bread or so? smile
Brian Walbey: Very probably, this is a favourite feeding spot for children.

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