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I Luvs a Mallard

Yo Doods      No birding today as I had chores to do. Mind you, the weather was really iffy when I awoke this morning with nil visibility. Would you Adam & Eve’Oh it, the old current’s just come out with his titfer on.  Oh well dudes, here’s a little gallery of portraits I smudged yesterday.  I was happy to take pictures of Mr & Mrs Mallard who people overlook because they’re so common (“A Handbag!!!”) Close up they’re gorgeous.  Mrs Mallard has long been one of my favourite oiseaux with much more bottle than the drake.

mallard duckmallard drake

The other wuzzo are white-winged duck (not sure what sex?) a Rajah Shelduck (not crisp, he moved just as I clicked, sorry) a haughty Bewick’s Swan and a golden eye lady. I always recommend you double click on a photo’ (cocko dicko), but perhaps not the shelduck and goldeneye.

wgite-winged duckradjah shelduck

Bewick's swangoldeneye duck

Hasta la pasta     xxx      i Jedi d’Kwack


Lovely deuce & aces*

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.

pintailwhite-winged duck

mandarin drakeradjah shelduck

falcated drakecomb drake


Hasta la pasta peepsters    xx    i Jah de Quack

* deuce & aces = faces

Here’s looking at you

You peeps It was a glorious morning yesterday when Lord Moffo and Yours T girdulated our loincloths and ventured fifth to Oare Marsh. Despite the sunshine a mist lay over the scrape. From our favourite spot by the side of the frog the current bun was facing us making it difficult to get a good smudge of the plentiful wuzzoes. I enclose a Barnaby of a collective group of wildfowl luxuriating in the morning sunshine. We returned quite early to Orchard Barn where a delicious lunch was prepared by the chatelaine, Lady Jan of Shaker Heights.
Oare Marsh
This morning, having returned to Chelsea, I took the Uncle Gus to Barnes and the Wetlands. Fortunately it was another beauteous morn and I was able to get a number of head shots for my oiseaux portrait archive. For your delectation I enclose smudgerooneys of a lesser white fronted goosegog, a white=winged duck and a ferruginous drake (although he was full body but facing forward posing as if for a magazine cover)
as always, with kindest rhubarbs x i Jah de Quack, Earl of Mustard
lesser white front
white-winged duck
ferruginous duck

A mixed bag

Yo Peeps As it looked like it was going to be a nice day today (for visibility) I thought I’d take the big guns necessitating taking the kipper as my kit’s too cumbersome for the Rubic cube and Uncle Gus. My lighter stuff still has a long reach, but the heavy Wedgewood’s deliver superb quality (I do hope you think so too) Today I’m showing a couple of full lengths and a couple of head shots (ooooer missus, I forgot I’m not still taking fashion shots) I managed a smudge of a handsome barnacle goosey displaying a magnificent wing span which I’ve never witnessed before. A smudgerooney of a crafty old Egyptian goose surreptitiously creeping up on a Bewick’s Monty Don’s grub. The head shots are of a white-winged duck and an American wood duck drake. Hasta la pasta x iJah de Jedi, Earl de Moutarde
PS I hope the fine weather stays for tomorrow as Moffo and Yours T are off to Oare Marshes

barnacle goose
Egyptian goose
white-winged duck
Wood duck