Duckling season

by Helen Hooker April. 21, 2011 3949 views

I returned to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre at Arundel today to see some of the new arrivals since I last visited in March. There were plenty of Mallard ducklings (I saw two females moving around together with 22 ducklings in tow!) but I discovered that most of the centre??s other youngsters will arrive in May ?? at least that gives me an excuse to go back again next month! I took a trip on a boat through the reed beds while I was there in the hope of seeing some water voles. Sadly they were all hiding from view but I did manage to catch a shot of a reed warbler which was sitting in a tree singing its heart out.

Who could possibly resist a face as cute as this?!

There were two of these White Faced Whistling Ducks and they seemed pretty much inseparable. They were very happy to feed from my hand and much gentler than the Mallards.

I was pleased to get these two shots of a Coal Tit in the woodland area as they're a type of tit which doesn't visit our garden.

This Reed Warbler was singing his heart out as we floated by on the boat…..

….and this chap was using one of the islands in the reed beds to hide from the Duke of Norfolk's guns!

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Andrea 8 years, 4 months ago

Adorable!

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Sachiko 8 years, 4 months ago

Lovely shots!!

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Eiram Marie 8 years, 4 months ago

LOL the first one is FP material!!

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Tom 8 years, 4 months ago

Cute capture

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David Cardona 8 years, 4 months ago

Precious views!

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Lynda 8 years, 4 months ago

Fabulous shots.

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 8 years, 4 months ago

wonderful set!

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Josy 8 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful set Helen and the first one is superb, so cute

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Michelle 8 years, 4 months ago

Wonderfully clear! Love birds!

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Marsha 8 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful birds....all great shots, Helen! Love the first...you must have had to get way down to get the perspective!

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Larry Nelson 8 years, 4 months ago

Great shots, but the first is PRECIOUS! and in my favorites!!!

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Brenda Nelson 8 years, 4 months ago

I adore the colors, the details, and the variety of feathered friends in this post! Excellent clarity in their markings and surroundings!

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