Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Monday, 21 July 2014

Tufted Duck - Redesmere

A lazy Sunday afternoon, and I wasn't feeling too well. I thought I'd try and cheer myself up and go for a stroll with the camera. I headed to Redesmere, just a few miles from home. It's a pretty vast lake and I didn't really know what to expect, as I'd only ever been here in the winter when it is good for geese among other things.
There were lots of the usual gulls being fed by families enjoying the warm sunshine, but it was a small family of Tufted Ducks that caught my eye. There were only three juveniles but they all looked in good condition. No sign of the male though. I guess he was busy down the pub with his mates taking a well earned rest.

Mum, on high alert with the young ones around.


One of the little fluff balls.

One day, when those wings have grown a little more, you'll be able to fly.


20 comments:

  1. Typical! Mum left to look after the kids again.

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  2. wonderful images. the mother has beautiful eyes.

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  3. Wonderful photos, especially the last one. Love the baby duck!

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  4. what a great idea; getting out with your camera to boost your spirits Adam; great result; love the little one doing it's exercises

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  5. I hope you are feeling better..I love to watch the little waterfowl on the pond and these photos made me smile..so cute...Michelle

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  6. Lovely mom and duckling. Beautiful images with terrific reflections!

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  7. Lovely to see the tufted duckling with its Mum. great shots.

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  8. Nice to see the tiny youngsters. Yes, the males don't tend hang around or get involved with parenting duties!

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  9. These are beautiful, Adam ... hope you are feeling better. Or maybe I hope you take walks like these when you aren't feeling so well and come up with more of your gorgeous pictures. Anyway, be well ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  10. I always love seeing the little fluffy ones, they're so cute!

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  11. Beautiful photos and birds; the mother looks strictly.

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  12. The mother's eyes show that she is alert and protective. Nice images!

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  13. Love the last shot. The lil one was giving you a show! :-)

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  14. Cool sighting, the duckling is adorable.. Great shots!

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  15. how sweet the tiny wings. Still tries to flap them. :)

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  16. So sweet! Ducklings are sure to cheer you up!

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  17. Tender moments and great images. Love that last photo!:)

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  18. What a swell set of photos of Mum and Babe.

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  19. so sweet...love the 3rd one where the little one is trying to fly!

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