Redcliffe Pier

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A WALK IN THE PARK 13 - UNDERWOOD PARK

An evening stroll around the lake.

Moor Hen....updated to a Purple Swamp Hen

 Mr and Mrs Duck and family. The little ones were just not going to pose for me.

 "Follow Papa my little ones"

 "My Babies, this is how you find food."

 Heron

 Pretty duck.

Some flora too.

32 comments:

  1. Hello Diane, wonderful collection of birds and photos.. I love the Moohen and the ducklings.. The waterlily is gorgeous.. Have a happy day!

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  2. Well captured Diane. Lovely array of birds there.

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  3. So pretty and so "summer"! LOL Those babies are always so busy it is hard to capture them!

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  4. What a lovely walk you had Diane, birds and reflections work so well together.

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  5. An evening stroll around a lake sounds idyllic and water-birds make excellent subjects to photograph. "Moor Hen" is actually a Purple Swamphen but I don't suppose it minds what you call it!

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  6. Beautiful shots, Diane. I love the intensity of the blues.

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  7. Gorgeous wetland birds! Beautiful photos.

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  8. Diane. all photos are fantastic but the last is my favourite..

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  9. these are Awesome! i love the way the light puts Blue highlights. goregous pics..

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  10. Oh wow, just look at that beautiful duck. The ducklings are so cute too. We have very similar pond lilies here in Mwadui. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images. Greetings Jo

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  11. Like the blue water in your first picture.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. Well Diane, your photographs are magnificent! The motion and reflections captured in the water are so beautiful. Loved seeing all the family action going on too, a beautiful post :D)

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  13. A lovely walk in the park Diane & aren't ducks the best mothers? always looking out for their little brood especially the stragglers.

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  14. lovely photos Diane. i can tell you have a very good camera. the colours are very vibrant and clear. i love the baby ducks

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  15. Beautiful photos The first one loos a bit looks a bit like our pukeko. love the heron and that water lily is just gorgous

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  16. Photos not taken on your point and shoot. I used to call the first bird a Moor Hen until Red Nomad corrected me to Purple Swamp Hen. I suspect there is a reason why we both made the same 'error'.

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  17. lovely ducks and water fowl! so pretty.

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  18. Wished I could do the same walk ! Beautiful pictures ! I think the Belgian ducks also have enough of the rain !

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  19. Diane, that would be a great finish to the day, so pretty and serene

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  20. Pretty birds , looks so tranquil there. The lighting seems perfect.

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  21. A lovely place to walk! I'm guessing you may still be warming up from your cold weather adventure over here in what definitely wasn't the sunny south!

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  22. Thank you Diane for showing us these beautiful feathered friends!!!

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  23. You last shot reminded me that we used to have a water lily in our pond. I remember it used to flower in January, I would watch the bud but always had a work trip to America at that time of year and it was finished by the time I came back. We don't have it any more ... I must plant another one and see if it will survive and flower. I find the conditions in the garden change as plants grow bigger etc, changing the amount of sunlight.

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  24. Some great shots here, I find ducks always turn their backs on me!!! Keep well t'other Diane

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  25. Lovely photos of summer! I guess the ducklings were having way too much fun to stop and pose for the camera! ;)

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  26. (Stupid ipad) the Purple hen looks interesting- I don't think I've seen one of those before? Lovey shots as always. Xxx

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  27. Beautiful photos of birds! Belated happy Australia Day. We just watched the movie "Tracks" today and really enjoyed it.

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  28. How lucky you are to live so closed to all this wonderful nature. I especially enjoy birds (like my Dad!) so envy the diversity you have on your doorstep.

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  29. Water flowers and fowl are so pretty and peaceful to look at, Diane. Beautiful photos!

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  30. Oh I wish I had this much bird-life at my local ponds Diane, these birds are lovely - aren't the chicks gorgeous?

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