Tag Archives: Northern pintail

The boys are back in town

Yo doods  haven’t posted for a while, so here’s a few smudges for your delectation  A Bewick’s swan doing the okey kokey, a bufflehead drake having a good look around and showing off to the ladies. A gorgeous lady mallard stretching her wings. A baby duckling recently hatched and testing the water.A beautiful (mind you, to me they are all beautiful) Northern Pintail duck. A red-crested Pochard drake. The same oiseaux also showing off to the ladies. Finally, a tufted drake having a giraffe  I promise I’ll post again shortly   xx i Jedi de Q

Bewick's swan bufflehead drake mallard duck mallard duckling pintail duck red crested pochard red-crested pochard tufted drake


Spot bills, pintails & great crested grebes

Hi peeps   what strange weather we’re having.  Sunshine, rain, sunshine, rain. It reminds me of an old dance routine. Sunshine the dancer swings arms and points up, rain dancer swings arms down and across body  pointing at floor.  Try it at home to some 20’s music and you’ll feel like a Tiller Girl!  Anyways peeps, I enjoyed myself at the Wetlands smudging the wuzzoes between showers. For your delectation I enclose head shots of a Northern pintail drake, a Chinese spot-billed duck and a Great crested grebe.  To get close to the grebe I had to balance on the branch of a tree overhanging the lake it was swimming and diving in. I nearly fell in the water in my excitement as he came close to where I was perched amongst the foliage. I was really pleased with the Barnaby though      hasta la pasta doods           x i Jah de Kwack

northern pintail drake

spot-billed duck

Gt crested grebe

Frankie Laine again

Hello peeps    Despite the dark girls aloud I ventured fifth unto the elements with digits crossed hoping it wouldn’t rain.  Drear oh drear, it didn’t stop all morning. Not too heavy though and I was pleased with my smudges for the day. In fact it was quite pleasant at the wetlands reserve as all the Billy Bunter’s had stayed away because of the inclement weather and I had the place to myself. I think even the wuzzoe were pleased to see me. I’m no trouble you know!  The buggy ladies had stayed away, probably not wanting to dampen their precious cargo? The birds were enjoying themselves splashing about and I captured a few ‘splashers’. A northern pintail drake, red crested pochard duck, a glorious black swan and my old mate the comb drake, not splashing but showing off rotten!  hasta la doodah machachos    x i Jedi d’Kwackertack

northern pintail drake

black swan

red crested pochard duck

comb drake

Turned out nice again

SHALOM ALEICHEM doodsters      What a beautiful day today.  I decided to take the big guns to the wetlands this morning as the visibility looked good for smudging necessitating taking the kipper.  Also doodsters it’s easier driving on a Sunday so I could accommodate the accompanying gimballed tripod. I’d look a right tart getting on the Rubic Cube lugging a big case and a tripod. So chaps, today’s Barnaby Rudge’s are of a Northern pintail drake full length and headshot and a Mandarin drake, also full length and headshot.    Biz shpeter x i Jah d’Kwackkwack

Northern pintail drake

Northern pintail drake 2

Mandarin drake2


Fashion Models innit

Yo Peeps    In previous blogs I’ve made references to my background as a fashion photographer. Well peeps, yesterday’s outing to the wetlands was if I was doing a fashion ‘shoot’.  And my lovely peeps it didn’t cost 10 grand a model for the day’s work, just a large gornisht*!  Here for your delectation is a Rufous Whistling duck, very handsome Northern Pintail drake and Mrs Comb Duck (as a change from her carbuncled proboscis hubby). I was particularly pleased with the pintail drake who deffo would have made the mag’s cover.  Tooty frooty   x i Jedi d’Kwak

* Yidish for nothing

fulvous whistling duck northern pintail drake

comb duck

strabismic goldeneyes going goofy

Yo Peepsters   Shank’s again this morning to Barnes wetlands. The goldeneyes were going a little nutty splashing about and showing off rotten. here’s a smudge of  dad and mum going a bit ‘mum & dad’.

goldeneye drake

goldeneye duck

The radjah shelducks were also getting their Alan Wicker’s in a twist and I enclose a shot of one of those handsome dudes doing the okey jokey as well as a headshot which is destined for my portrait gallery

radjah shelduck 2

radjah shelduck

Towards the end of the morning a few drops of Frankie Laine started to fall so I made my way back to the waterside restaurant for a hot choco before boarding the Uncle Gus for Hammersmith where my Rubic cube waited to take me back to South Kenneth Williams and Chelsea. But my peeps, before I left I was pleased to get this Barnaby Rudge of a very good looking northern pintail drake which I hope you like.   Unfortunately, as I left the confines of the underground station and Wendy Dagworth’d my way up Onslow Gardens the old Frankie Laine bucketed down and a very wet Doctor Quack  who’d forgotten to take his titfer, arrived home but was quickly revived, fortified by a hot cup of Rosy.   hasta la pasta machacharooneys  x i Jah de Quack

northern pintail drake

A balmy (not barmy) day at Barnes

Yo Doodsters   I left this morning on Shank’s Pony and headed for South Kensington Underground Station (didn’t the Wombles sing overground/underground?)  Then it was Rubic Cube to Hammerschmidt and the delights of the 283 duck bus to the Wetlands.  Fortunately the old current bun came out and after half an hour old deKwackers was schvittzin in his heavy nanny goat. My first ‘smudge of the day’ was a very obliging black-bellied whistling duck. I particularly liked the composition with the green rippling Neptune’s daughter. black-bellied whistling duck My next Barnaby Rudge was of a handsome Austral Black Monty Don who gave me my favourite face forward pose as if it was for a Harper’s Bazaar cover (the last cover I ‘shot’ for Harper’s was of Raquel Welch) black swan I continued on to the pool where the eiders confabulate with their Frankie Howard vocalising (“Oooer missus”) and was pleased to see northern pintail drakes. Up to now there’s only been ladies. I could be wrong, perhaps the drakes were in juv panoply and were now emerging into their adult finery? northern pintail Overall it was a very pleasant morning which was finished off with a cup of hot chocolate at the riverside restaurant where I was joined by this very saucy jackdaw. jackdaw yaki da doodsters    x i Jah de Quack, Earl of Mustard