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Female Kingfisher

I managed to spend an hour following this stunning female kingfisher along the Grand Union canal at Northchurch, Berkhamsted.  She only dived once during this time which was unsuccessful however, she was more than happy to provide plenty of photo opportunities.

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Mandarin Ducks

Here are a few shots of the super colourful mandarin duck (male and female) taken on the Wendover arm of the grand union canal.

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The Mating Game

Mr and Mrs Mandarin duck doing what comes naturally at this time of the year.

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Mandarin Ducks

Here are further shots of Mandarin ducks taken at the Grand Union Canal near Wendover, Buckinghamshire

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Little Grebe and Chick

Here are a couple of shots of a little grebe and it’s chick taken at the Grand Union Canal near Halton.

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There once were some ugly Ducklings………..

Here is a shot of Moorhen chicks taken at the Grand Union Canal near Halton.

Moorhen chicks

Moorhen chicks

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Mandarin Drakes

Here are a few shots of Mandarin Drakes taken at the Grand Union Canal near Wendover, Buckinghamshire.

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Grand Union Canal – Cosgrove, Milton Keynes

Here are a few shots taken during a stroll along the Grand Union Canal at Cosgrove, Milton Keynes on a pleasant and unusually warm day.   In amongst the not so unusual narrowboats and wildlife was Bridge 65 which is one of only two ornamental bridges that grace the Canal.  The gothic style bridge which was built in 1800 is  not surprisingly a grade II listed monument.  The Cosgrove Aqueduct which was opened in 1811 (after 3 failed attempts)  is the oldest broad canal iron trough aqueduct and was built to cross the River Great Ouse.

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Mandarin Ducks

Here are a few shots of the ever so stunning mandarin ducks taken at the Wendover arm of the Grand Union Canal.  I am still of the opinion that in years past, someone, somewhere, chose the most colourful and intricate feathers and patched them together to produce this explosion of colour.

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