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Yo Peeps It was very Harry & Billy this morning but I liked the soft light. I arranged to meet Lord Moffo at the Wetland’s and wasn’t disappointed as the wuzzoes seemed pleased to see me. Even the little robin showed up and followed me for a while. It was a treat ambulating the avenues of the reserve stopping off at different countries. Oh yes, there are various locations geographically for the exotic collection of wuzzo (oiseaux). Not sure what location it was for my first two birds (I’ve never read the various well-placed information boards) A Mrs Bufflehead languishing elegantly by a pool, while Mrs American wood duck gracefully swam by
The hooded merganser drake whizzed about showing off rotten in front of the merganser ladies
I stopped by the African pool where the southern crested screamers were ‘giving it plenty’ in the posing department. I’m not sure if they should be in the ‘African’ section? Mind you, there is a Northern screamer, so perhaps my discombobulation was unnecessary. I know I show the screamers a lot, but who can resist a screamer?
As Moffo and myself headed back towards the waterside restaurant for our morning cup of burnt toffee and a slice of Sexton Blake an iridescent loaf of bread of a falcated Sir Francis Drake caught the mince pie, so we stopped briefly for a quick smudge. I think it was in an Oriental pool as it also contained Chinese spot-billed ducks?
His Lordship and myself will be heading for Kent this weekend where I’m looking forward to catching up with my chums at Bomber Command (SBBOT) as well as a morning’s Barnaby Rudging at Oare Marsh. Hasta la pasta machachas xx i Jedi de Quack
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Yo peeps I’ve been a bit poorly of late so not much smudging. I did take a few last weekend at the Wetland Centre, Barnes, so here’s some for the mo’, until I feel better and girdle my loincloths once again and venture fifth. I was pleased with this mashugana spot-billed ducky who seems to be enjoying himself/herself (couldn’t tell the sex, sorry). The other wuzzo are white headed lady, falcated drake and a charming red-crested pochard duck. TTFN xxx i Jedi de Quack
Yo Peeps another Frankie Lainey day. I must admit I stayed home at Quack Towers today except for an excursion to Waitrose to replenish victuals, then crossing the King’s Strada to Chelsea Library to re-stock up on Alexander McCall Smith’s wonderful shepherds crooks. On my last visit to the Wetlands I did take a few portraits, so here for your delectation a bufflehead drake, hooded merganser duck, falcated drake and Laysan teal whose sex I’m not sure of. Mind you, I was pleased to get close to this little rarity. hasta la doodah peeps xx i Jedi d’KwackKwack
Yo peeps It’s more chores today (you know it makes sense) so I’m furnishing you (not in the John Lewis way) with portraits of wuzzoes taken during the last couple of visits to the Wetlands (Barnes WWT). It helps if you double click on a picture to get more detail.
Hasta la pasta peepsters xx i Jah de Quack
* deuce & aces = faces
Yo peeps Astonishingly, despite Frankie Laine all night long, the old current was out in force with bright blue apple pies from 9 onwards! I decided to go Shank’s so left the kipper at the kerb as I strolled to South Kenneth Williams and the Rubic Cube. Hopped on the Uncle Gus at Hammersmith and travelled to the Wetlands. The Thames was beautiful with the sun shining across the mudflats as the tide was out as I crossed Hammersmith Bridge. Keeping to the theme of walking (Shank’s Pony) here’s three wuzzoes taking perambulation around their enclosures (not the moorhen though, as they please themselves where they visit)
Because of the magnificent light this morning I was able to indulge in my water effect smudges. Incidentally, if you double click on them you’ll find more detail for your delectation.
Until the next time, I remain your left and my right x i Jedi de Quackerbarrel