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View from the Uncle Gus

Yo peepsters  I decided on the Rubic Cube and Uncle Gus for my sojourn to the wetlands this morning. There was a bit of ice and slush on the frog and toad so didn’t fancy kippering it! Good job I ‘bussed it’ today, it looks like the bus drivers are going on strike in London tomorrow. Despite the freezy coldy the current bun had got his hat on and it was very pleasant. I even managed a shot (on my iPhone) from the bus (sorry about the dirty windows) of the River Thames as I crossed Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge

Arriving at Barnes WWT I took another shot of the mandarin drake who looks much sleeker than my last post because he’d just swum up from beneath the Neptune’s daughter

mandarin Drake

My favourite wuzzoe, the comb drake or knob-billed duck if you prefer, was doing the okey kokey to impress the ladies. I loved the iridescent sheen on his wings

comb drake

My next stop was the pool with the screamers in, although it was a bit  ‘taters in the mould’ for them to be too vociferous

southern crested screamer

The rest of the morning I spent doing headshots for my portrait gallery. For your delectation I include a spot-billed duck, a pretty mandarin duck and a very elegant black swan peering round his partner’s Gregory Peck!

spot-billed duckmandarin duckblack swans

Until the next time machachas     xx  i Jedi de Quack


Crash bash sausage & mash, Ham spam bread & jam, 2 kippers and a bonbon

Hola Machacharooneys  It was a bit “Crash bash…” this morning with the old current bun peeping out, then Frankie Laine, them more current.  Ooooer Mavis.  The Cabernet was very pleasant despite the marauding Tontons creating havoc.  One even took on not one but two greylags.  I managed a Barnaby of the encounter.  Being a dearth of wuzz, I enclose a smudjet of a moorhen juv (I know you’ve seen ‘enough already’) but clock the Germans on the ends of its lallies.  Those Tommy Trinder’s could do a bit of damage, innit.  Hasta la pasta chumboes  x x    i Jedi d’Kwackertoa
moorhen juv