Weekly Photo Challenge: Still Unexpected Though I know that Challenge has Finished!

Right, so we left Bernard the Black Headed Gull in a right old state because he couldn’t land elegantly in the water which made him the butt of many a joke in the Black Headed Gull Community!

Here he is looking suitably sad….

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There’s always a bully about eh? Here he is taunting and teasing poor Bernard from the top of his roof with his cronies hanging about!

"Neh neh neh neh neh!" scoffed Bruiser Black Headed Gull, "Bernard the Bellyflop!"

“Neh neh neh neh neh!” scoffed Bruiser Black Headed Gull, “Bernard the Bellyflop!”

Something in Bernard snapped at that moment…..

The gang of 8 lined up became quiet until Gull 1 (as he was known to his friends) heard something behind him…"Cor blimey!" he said…."Duck!!"

The gang of 8 became quiet until Gull 1 (as he was known to his friends) heard something behind him…”Cor blimey!” he said….”Duck!!”

'Duck' was of course in response to Bernard flying terribly low overhead as opposed to the dear little creature that I love so much!

‘Duck’ was of course in response to Bernard flying terribly low overhead as opposed to the dear little creature that I love so much!

It was at that moment that the clouds cleared and angels voices were heard as Bernard drew all his strength and determination about him…..

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Could he do it?

Could he land without bellyflopping?

He spread his wombs magnificently and things looked good!

He spread his wings magnificently and things looked good!

He landed managing to keep his chin out of water!

He landed and managed to keep his chin out of water!

He settled…..

He settled…..

….and turned! Bernard you little beauty!

….and turned! Bernard you little beauty!

You do have to wonder though if any of the Black Headed Gull community actually cared very much!

You do have to wonder though if any of the Black Headed Gull community actually cared very much!

But to this day, Bernard much prefers the shallows!

But to this day, Bernard much prefers the shallows!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly photo Challenge: Unexpected 4

Bernard the Black Headed Gull was not having much fun…..

Poor Bernard was an emotional wreck!

Apart from the fact that his feet were cold and sitting on the metal rail was going to cause dreadful personal problems further down the line, poor Bernard was an emotional wreck!

 

Although the water was glassy smooth and very inviting…..

Although the water was glassy smooth and very inviting…..

….Bernard knew that for him, to ever land properly and with the skill of the other gulls would be a most definite surprise to all the gulls at the River Thames in Marlow!

….Bernard knew that for him, to ever land properly and with the skill of the other gulls would be a most definite unexpected surprise to all the gulls (and himself) at the River Thames in Marlow!

 

He winced as he remembered previous water landings…..

There was always another gull nearby to catch him landing most ungracefully…..

There was always another gull nearby to catch him landing most ungracefully…..

 

….and gulls being what they are, they spread the news of more disasters of the landing variety for poor Bernard!

….and gulls being what they are, they spread the news of all disasters of the landing variety for poor Bernard!

Added to that there was always a larger audience around to humiliate him!

There are 8 gulls and 8 pairs of legs but they just don't seem to match up!

There are 8 gulls and 8 pairs of legs but they just don’t seem to match up!

Poor Bernard the Black Headed Gull!

Perhaps something unexpectedly good will happen to him tomorrow even though the challenge of ‘unexpected’ finishes today!

Come back tomorrow and see what happens!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Wordless Wednesday

Secret Squirrel was on the case…after all it was Wordless Wednesday!

He sat in his tree in the cool Autumn air and watched to check no one violated Wordless Wednesday!

He sat in his tree in the cool Autumn air and watched to check no one violated Wordless Wednesday!

He watched as Gordon Gull swooped down and silently scooped up some poor unsuspecting fish!

He watched as Gordon Gull swooped down and silently scooped up some poor unsuspecting fish!

He went to the High Places to make sure that Carly Coal Tit remained quiet!

He went to the High Places to make sure that Carly Coal Tit remained quiet!

Carly Coal Tit was a little surprised but still remained true to Wordless Wednesday!

Carly Coal Tit was a little surprised but still remained true to Wordless Wednesday!

Oh Yes! Secret Squirrel was everywhere!

He knew he could rely on Hathaway Horse….

He knew he could rely on Hathaway Horse….

….who quite frankly was a little moody and often fell into long and rather wearisome moods that rendered him speechless for far more than just a Wednesday!

….who quite frankly was a little moody and often fell into long and rather wearisome moods that rendered him speechless for far more than just a Wednesday!

And the lilting, rolling hills of Bedfordshire lilted and rolled with the best of them…but naturally, in silence!

And the lilting, rolling hills of Bedfordshire lilted and rolled with the best of them…but naturally, in silence!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected 3

Off I went for my walk with the full expectation that some critter would pose beautifully for me and my camera so that I could come home and be a little blogger!

Oh dagnabbit! Wildlife was withholding itself from me!

I arrived home and wandered slowly down my garden path…

Oh me oh my how wonderfully unexpected!

Look….

"Look at me…I'm still pretty!" called Delilah, "Quick take a photo cos I only just survived last night's frost!"

“Look at me…I’m still pretty!” called Delilah, “Quick take a photo cos I only just survived last night’s frost!”

What else could I do but take a photo? Oh yes, take 2 photos!

Lovely!

Lovely!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected 2

When Maylene Mandarin left home that morning……

She thought that she had left her husband Marbella Mandarin chatting and preening with his friends!

She thought that she had left her husband Mandeen Mandarin chatting and preening with his friends!

 

Vanity ran thickly through the blood of the Mandarin Duck species!

Vanity ran thickly through the blood of the Mandarin Duck species!

The last and most unexpected thing she thought would happen would be…..

Mandeen quacking his sad and and flapping about in a most odd fashion!

Mandeen quacking his head off and flapping about in a most odd fashion!

 

She felt a little embarrassed and swam off to the middle of the lake with Mandeen in hot pursuit…..

"Maylene, Maylene!" called Mandeen, "Come back I have a gift for you…...

“Maylene, Maylene!” called Mandeen, “Come back I have a gift for you……”

Indeed it was an unexpected gift of an oil painting, that he had done that very afternoon, of his lady love!

(No wonder he had to stretch his wings with all that painting!)

Ahhh!

Ahhh!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

Oh me oh my…a whole series of unexpected events follows….

In an unexpected turn of events, Daphne Duck perfected moving like a hovercraft whilst Davinia Duck beat her wings so fast that she eventually took off vertically!

In an unexpected turn of events, Daphne Duck perfected moving like a hovercraft whilst Davinia Duck beat her wings so fast that she eventually took off vertically!

Denzel Duck couldn't stand being a decoy like the others any longer, and with an unexpected turn of speed he threw back his head and wings and said "Quack!"

Denzel Duck couldn’t stand being a decoy like the others any longer, and with an unexpected turn of speed he threw back his head and wings and said “Quack!”

Dolly Duck was suddenly and unexpectedly taken over by the desire to kick her friend, Danii Duck into the water!

Dolly Duck was suddenly and unexpectedly taken over by the desire to kick her friend, Danii Duck, into the water!

Graham Gull (back left) had expected to be able to lift himself out of the water easily. However, he had forgotten how much he had had for dinner and found his stomach was was holding him back!

Graham Gull (back left) had expected to be able to lift himself out of the water easily. However, he had forgotten how much he had had for dinner and found his stomach was holding him back!

Crookshanks Crow couldn't believe his eyes! He certainly hadn't expected to see a worm that big!

Crookshanks Crow couldn’t believe his eyes! He certainly hadn’t expected to see a worm that big!

He took a step closer to see if it was really true!

He took a step closer to see if it was really true!

Daring Duck fully expected that his wings would open before he hit the water! Oh dear!

Daring Duck fully expected that his wings would open before he hit the water! Here’s hoping!

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Thursday’s Special

Meet Eunice the Ewe

Who had nothing to do……

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Cos the traffic lights were always on red!

Cos the traffic lights were always on red!

 But then she saw

Lush green grass galore….

And walked off to fill her tummy instead!

And walked off to fill her tummy instead!

 

Here’s Maurice the Magpie

Whose feet were so cold….

What with aerials made of metal!

What with aerials made of metal!

He spotted a sheep

All fluffy and warm….

So he decided on her he would settle!

So he decided on her he would settle!

 

Here’s Erica Ewe

A gentle soul….

Who's lately been seeing a therapist!

Who’s lately been seeing a therapist!

Her problem you see

Oh fiddle dee dee!

Is she's become an escapologist!

Is she’s become an escapologist!

That’s All for Thursday’s Special!

Here’s the link to Paula for more Thursday’s Specials….

http://bopaula.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/thursdays-special-all-the-ducks-have-left/

See Ya xx