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Mallard in Flight

A Mallard in flight.

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Mandarin Ducks

A few shots of Mr & Mrs Mandarin.

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Teal

A shot of a Teal having a quiet moment, taken at Marsworth reservoir, Hertfordshire.  I like the way the colour of the water compliments his feathers.

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Puna Teal

Here are a few shots of a Puna Teal taken at the Llanelli wetlands centre in Wales.

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Smew

Here are a couple of shots of a Smew taken at the Llanelli wetlands centre.

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Lady Mallard

A portrait of the not so colourful Mrs Mallard.

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Lady Mallard

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A Sunday Stroll

As it turns out this was my final autumnal Sunday stroll, as winter has arrived with a vengeance – well that’s my opinion anyway – I much prefer the warmth of summer.  If what the forecasters are predicting (worst winter in decades) comes to fruition, then at least it may bring opportunities for some interesting wintry images.  Anyway, I digress, the images below were taken at Marsworth reservoir in Buckinghamshire on a reasonably sunny day, which brought out the vibrant colours of the mallards.  What appeared to be a young grey heron showed itself on the other side of the canal bank.  It happily posed for me, which I like to imagine was down to its fascination at the numerous gulls diving and fighting for the scraps of bread that were on offer.

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Down on the Farm

Oak Farm Animal Park, Aylesbury, to be precise, where I took my 8 month old grandson in the hope that he would enjoy it as much as I did.  Perhaps one day when he is older he will look back on these photos and realise what a great time he had that day.  A child friendly farm where all the animals are clearly looked after.  Certainly worth a visit.

Standing proud
Standing proud
Eye of the Llama
Eye of the Llama
Bath time
Bath time
Strutting my stuff
Strutting my stuff
I am what I am
I am what I am
Cockatoo
Cockatoo
Hare I am?
Hare I am?
On the wings of a duck
On the wings of a duck
...A doodle-doo
…A doodle-doo
The crown jewels
The crown jewels
Alpaca toothbrush next time
Alpaca toothbrush next time
Ducking and diving
Ducking and diving
Goose a la orange
Goose a la orange

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Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital

Tiggywinkles, the world’s busiest wildlife hospital is located in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.  It is a specialist hospital dedicated to rescuing and treating many species of British wildlife including hedgehogs, wild birds, foxes, badgers and deer.  Those that recover well are released back into the wild and those with injuries that would leave them vulnerable to predators if released, are cared for and looked after by the hospital twenty four hours a day.  The staff  were helpful, knowledgeable and took time out to talk about the various species – they clearly care very much about their patients.  Surprisingly, Tiggywinkles receives no government funding and purely relies on its membership funding and donations from the public.  Admission is a paltry £4.50, which when you consider the worthy work this Hospital carries out is a very small price to pay.  If you can’t visit then why not make a donation via their website at:  http://www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/

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