Tag Archives: Laysan Teal

…….and there’s more

Yo Peepsters    Oy Vey, it was foul (not fowl) this morning. Non stop Frankie Laine, so I didn’t fancy Richard the Thirding. I do believe it will be better tomorrow, so I’ll girdle my loincloth and venture fifth.  Here’s more Barnaby Rudge’s from yesterday’s excursion to the Wetlands at Barnes.  A portrait of the rare Layson teal (some say duck?) and a canvasback drake. I was also pleased with the background effect of the cormorant drying his wings. You know I love a water ripple doodah thingy.

Laysan teal

canvasback drake

cormorant WWT

Remember you’re a Womble     xxx  i Jah de Kwak


One headshot, one poser and 3 doobleys

Yo Peeps    As the weather was quite pleasant this morning I left the kipper at the kerb again and Shank’s mule’d it to South Ken Williams station for the Rubic. There was a problem with the District Line so I escalated down into the bowels of the station to the Piccadilly Line which fortunately also goes to Hammersmithsonian.  There was a lot of sirens and similar cacaphonic perturbations which made me wonder if there was something unpleasant going on, but the trusty old duck Uncle Gus (283) turned up safely taking Yours T to the delights of the Wetland bird reserve.  I was pleased to get another portrait smudge of a Laysan teal rarity which shares a pond with the Hawaiian geese which I present for your delectation. I’m not sure which is the Arthur and which is the Martha if you look at the last Laysan teal I posted yesterday (Portraiture)  I have a feeling today’s wuzzoe is the drake?

laysan teal

At another pool I noticed a mandarin drake striking a rather fetching glamour pose which I hereby present to my discerning blogpeeps (spellcheck tried to make that BLOWPIPES)

mandarin drake

On further bucolic perambulated meanderings I took dooblay smudges of American wood drakes, pink-footed geese and pintails.    Hasta la pasta blowpipes    x    i Jedi Dr Quack

wood drakespink footed geesepintails


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

bufflehead drakehooded merganser duck

falcated drakelaysan teal

Black-bellied Okey Kokey

Yo doods     The weather wasn’t too Clever Trevor this morning so I decided to drive to the Wetlands, therefore taking the larger Anthony Wedgwood’s. I was pleased with my smudges and hope you enjoy them too. I particularly liked the Puna Teal which I hope you double click on.  The black-bellied whistling duck gave me a nice stretch of its wing which was fortunately the un-clipped one.  I was also pleased to get a Barnaby of the very rare Laysan Teal which if wasn’t for Sir Peter Scott would now be extinct! DSC_8052

Hasta la pasta chums     x  i Jedi de Q

puna tealBB whistling duck

red crested pochard drakefalcated drakehooded merganser drake