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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Oh Fudge, its a duck!!

Well Dad went out yesterday which was good. He reckons it would be easier with a patch over the eye!! Think he is a tadge nervous.

I took him up the docs for the flu jab. When I drove past at 8:45 they were queueing but we had a cup of tea and by the time we pulled up it was clear and he was out in two minutes. I dropped him in Bishops Stortford and he bussed it home.

I went over the forest, very quiet (except for a Willow/Chiff in flock of Long Tails) but the weather was to die for!!









May I ask which of the next two you prefer?





So where to now? I went to Audley End Mansion.































I love the reflections in this sequence.





The duck spots a shadow.


Oh its a human with a camera!




Oh got home and checked birdguides and found there were two good birds at Amwell Gravel Pits a male Scaup and a Ferruginous Duck (only seen one of these before). Ferruginous is a bit of a mouthful so they are commonly known as fudge ducks. I promptly went to seen them. Saw both (also great views of a Snipe) but were two distant for photos so we'll finish with a few dragonfly photos.



7 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day there. Great pictures. The duck reflection photos are wonderful.

Tricia said...

Great pictures and the weather was a corker!!

Of the two pictures?? Difficult. I like the distance and great "openess" of the 2nd picture but prefer the more subtle tree stump in picture 1.

Lovely pics altogether though :)

Carin Fuchs said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day Pete.

Fantastic pictures - as usual.

Eagleseagles said...

I prefer the first pic of the 2 you are asking about - I think it looks clearer!(real photographic term there!)

Some lovely scenery pics and the usual duck pics!oh and do you id the dragons?

What a wonderful w/e - we had glorious weather from Friday to Sunday in Cornwall.

Glad to hear your Dad is out and about.

C

Pete said...

ta for the feed back folks

C - think they are Common Darters. Don't look red enough for Ruddies

Cherrypie said...

I loved our day at Audley End.

Seems like only yesterday x

Mary said...

All of the pictures are fantastic. Love the ducks!