When walking in one of my favourite places where I know that Mr. Miyagi Mandarin lives, I found lots of wonderful things to photograph. Yesterday’s post with the ducklings were some of those wonderful things. As I have approximately loads and loads of photos of this lovely mandarin duck I thought I wouldn’t take anymore…but when I saw him a standing there, all saucy on one leg!!!!-what else could I do but take photos!
“How many legs does a mandarin have When he’s standing alone by the water? Answer me now, what do you think Cos if you don’t know now you really oughta!” sang Miyagi in a willowy voice!
I needed to get closer to find the answer…..
He even turned to the side and fanned out his tail….all still on one leg!
What a lovely day at last here in good old blighty….we may be turning a corner away from winter (“Shut Up!” shouted Great Britain who were all afeared of the consequences saying such things!)
Anyway, as I walked I saw this little lot….
“Hmmm!” thought Darling Duck, “Is she dangerous or is the look of derangement on her face quite normal for her?”
“Listen ducklings…we’re going to stay here for a minute, but if that weird looking creature over there with no wings comes any closer….we’re gonna leg it….ok?” said Darling under her breath so as not to upset the creature that she spoke of!
“It’s all very well staying here huddled together like this,” said Diana Duckling, “But why does mother have to sit on us?”
“I’m keeping well out of the way but keeping my eye on the situation!” said Diddly Duckling who had an old head on young shoulders!
I was so pleased to have caught them all there in the lovely spring sunshine.
“Oh thank goodness, mother has got off and we can breathe again!” said the ducklings as one!
Cute photo alert!
“That’s it!” quacked Darling, “she’s stepped just a little too close….ducklings….move!”
My last 3 blogs have had a ‘peacocky’ theme about them. Well today it is still birdish but a rather funny looking fella, whose name escapes me-are you able to tell me the breed as I can’t seem to find out!
Here he is….
“Right!” said Clarence, “I’m sure the door is round here somewhere!”