Tuesday, 30 August 2011

ABC Wednesday - Grange Geese

A seagull having memorised the the wildfowl names on the noticeboard is looking to see how many can be spotted, unless someone appears with food. The ornamental lake in Grange-Over-Sands park has in addition to the native species lots of geese and ducks not normally found in England. Although the two Ruddy Ducks resting in the distance are a North American species they are an established English breeding bird, the result of escapees from the Slimbridge reserve in the 1960s.  I have looked at this notice from time to time but the names have not settled into my brain so lets turn from the lake and take a walk on the grass
and spot a growing chick, mother goose wondering if the grass is greener on the other side of the wall
although this family seem to have found lots of interest. 

"Me and my shadow"
 
Photos taken on a sunny day in June, now the days are growing shorter and the little chicks will be a whole lot bigger. 
 

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11 comments:

EG Wow said...

I suspect the seagull knows way more about the different varieties of water fowl than I do. The goslings are very cute!

Jane and Chris said...

Ruddy ducks... sounds like swearing!
Jane x

photowannabe said...

Love this. Great photos and choice for G words.

Roger Owen Green said...

are they allowed on the grass?!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ruta said...

I like their markings!

Leslie: said...

They're very different from Canada Geese, although you can easily tell they're from the goose family. Great post for today.

Leslie
abcw team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If that gull ever shares with you everykthing he's learned about your birds, send him over here and maybe he can teach me the names of the birds I see! (Great pictures -- lovely place to walk!)

Paula Scott said...

Yes indeed! Another great post and I loved learning about this particular kind of geese. Just don't quiz me on them!

PatioPatch said...

Your gull comment made me giggle. Great shots!

Meryl said...

Great shots!

Dhemz said...

oh,my! how lovely...great shots...:)