Wildly wheeling gulls on the wing work out where the food is being dispensed while the mallard sail in the other direction, probably working out that they are no match for those wily birds. Meanwhile
further along a Ruddy Shelduck contemplates the water. They are onmivorous and eat on land and water
but are most often seen dabbling underwater searching for something aquatic, either flora or fauna and no need to wade with that balance. When upright it
the pink flamingoes wading and watching. Pretty Flamingoes - of course I cannot resist the Manfred Mann song of the same name
a hit in the year of 1966 which also was the year the England football team won the World Cup. To keep to the wings theme Alf Ramsey's team were called the "wingless wonders" because they dispensed with wingers and instead of attaching down the flanks attacked from midfield and confused the opposition. (Brief explanation here) The rest, as they say, is history.
An entry to ABC Wednesday. A journey through the alphabet.