♫ Things can only get brighter ♫

The weather forecast is cold for this week but it will be Spring-like soon, so I thought I’d take some photos if this can be regarded as the turning point of the year.dsc05491

There isn’t much cover about but a coot turned up this morning and has found a resting place

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A movie clip without much movement

The birds continue to amuse and I add voices in the style of Johnnie Morris – you can add your own. Two moorhens chatting on the fence for example.

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Their chick from last last year is still here – slightly lighter in colour than the parents. The chase has now been directed to another couple who want to return to the pond.

dsc05501These are last year’s babies too – one of Sandie’s distinctive ducklings. They still hang around the apartment block hoping for scraps.dsc05505

dsc05506Others keep themselves amused. He doesn’t know whether to follow his male friend or speak to a passing duck. He seems a bit shy. ‘Oh, I should have said hello – too late’

Then it was feeding time – I love their anticipation

 

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but the coot didn’t seem bothered

I’ll watch from here

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in fact, I won’t – you are too noisy

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The ducks take up the same relative positions at feeding time. This one always looks up and says – I’m not eating off the floor. Hand feed me or lower the bucket

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Everyone is in fine fettle with their best possible plumage

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Limpy struggles on land, but he is well fed and very mobile on the water. We have a lot of shooting going on around us but this lot don’t appear to fly very much – I hope it’s because they are well fed. No doubt when the ducks leave to nest, the drakes will get aggressive and take flight

and that’s all folks

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