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Yo Peepsters Despite the overcast weather I drove to the Wetlands for a morning of smudge. Because of the low visibility I took the large glass Wedgwood Benn’s. Here’s a picture of Sir Peter Scott checking my lens for suitability
Having been given the green light I sallied fifth and stopped by the wigeon pool. I enclose a Barnaby of the wigeon drake who looked very handsome in his winter plumage.
Carrying on regardless, I managed smudges of a red-crested pochard drake (a doppelgänger for David Bowie), a hooded merganser duck and a ferruginous drake.
I know I’ve posted an American wood drake before, but couldn’t resist leaving another portrait, he looked so gorgeous!
hasta la pasta doodsters xx i Jedi de Q
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
Hi peeps Turned out nice again. It was a little lugubrious when I arose this morning but after a cup of burnt toffee, bacon & eggs the world seemed a better place. A little cloudy but not too dark for smudging. I drove to Barnes as I had decided to take the big Wedgwood Benn’s which are better for light if the visibility’s a bit iffy. Mind you, when I drove over Hammersmith Bridge the weather was brighter and I noticed the tide was out on the Thames. The Wetland reserve is on the banks of the River Thames between Putney and Hammersmith. A bittern was lurking somewhere on the reserve but I couldn’t see it. No worries, I enjoyed myself with my usual poodling around snapping the wuzzoes willy nilly. There was a lot of splashing about and okey kokying as if it was Spring? For your delectation I present to you a beautiful bufflehead, Chinese spot-billed duck, scaup drake, a mashugana red crested pochard drake (serious splasher), hooded merganser drake and a saucy lesser black-back gull. hasta la pasta doods x i Jedi de Quack, Earl of Mustard and surrounding condiments
Yo peeps The weather’s been so foul for fowl the last couple of days, I’ve stayed home and done a few chores. As I’m unable to furnish you with smudges of oiseaux, here’s a few of my paintings for your delectation. as always, with kindest rhubarbs x i Jedi de Quack, Earl of Mustard & surrounding condiments
Yo Baraterooneys Had chores to do this glorious morning so didn’t go Richard the Thirding, so I’ve posted a few bird portraits taken the last week at Barnes WWT. Not the flamingo though, I smudged the elongated Gregory Peck’d ‘Tangoed’ wuzzoe at Slimbridge WWT a little while ago on a visit with Lord Moffo who at the mo’ is in Hungryland chasing lepidoptera. Hasta la pasta machacharooneys x i Jedi d’Quackmandoo
hooded merganser female