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Something to look forward to.


By toto


As we all know, here in the UK, depending in which part of the country we live, spring is either just around the corner or has already arrived,
I thought that, as it’s unlikely that anywhere is yet at the stage where there are chicks which have fledged, it would be nice to look forward in anticipation.
The first three pics are for Bonkers.

Mother Mallard getting a rest from the chicks by hiding in the grape hyacinths.

Here come the brood. No peace for the wicked.

Not sure if he’s a straggler or just more adventurous.

Hopefully mum or dad swan will be back soon.!

Ok. It was here just now. Who stole the food?

I’m not daft. I’ll just wait for mum or dad. They’ll be back from the takeaway any time now.

Wait for me mum.

Happy family group of Herring gulls with young.

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What a Lovely Blog Toto :D Thanx so much 4 making & sharing i really enjoyed the Photos 2 :)

9 Mar, 2009


Brill blog the same goes for me aswell thanks for sharing, great photos.

9 Mar, 2009


Thanks Jacque we all need to gear up for spring proper and the summer to follow. You'd have thought that at my age I could take it all in my stride but I get excited every year. A big kid really.

9 Mar, 2009


I think its great that Gardening/Wildlife can make us feel the way it does Toto :)

9 Mar, 2009


Me too Jacque. I pity the people who don't seem to notice or care. They miss so much.

9 Mar, 2009


hanks Clarice. I'm glad you liked it.

9 Mar, 2009


Love the pictures of the mallards - they have hatched very early! I could watch mallard ducklings all day, just beautiful. They look a couple of weeks old too. Thanks for sharing.

9 Mar, 2009


Thanks for a lovely blog Toto.Yes it has given us something to look forward to ! Mother mallard is a b
eauty,and so well captured among the grape hyacinths.

Where were the swan eggs,and did they hatch ?

9 Mar, 2009


Sorry Dawnsaunt I didn't want to deceive you. The picture of the ducks I took last year at Wisley, they are not this years'. Just a brief look at what is to come.
I took the picture of the swans nest while on a day out at a zoo (can't remember which one as I visited a couple last year) so had no oportunity to follow up on progress.
Thanks to both of you for your nice comments.

9 Mar, 2009


Lots to look forward to, Toto, Spring is a very exciting time.

9 Mar, 2009


thanks toto, my youngest thinks they are fantastic, photos of the ducklings are her favourite.

9 Mar, 2009


Great blog Toto. Your photos are lovely. I can't wait for spring. Some of the birds around here are starting to pair up. The owls are calling like mad so I guess they are looking for mates too.

10 Mar, 2009


Thank you all very much.
Yes spring is definitely something to look forward to Gee.
It seems, all children like the young ones Seaburngirl.
I'd love to be there and hear the owls calling Gilli. The birds are pairing here too.

10 Mar, 2009


Hello Toto - lovely to see them whenever they appear .... just gorgeous x

10 Mar, 2009


I agree Dawnsaunt. Lovely to see at any time.

10 Mar, 2009

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