Friday, 28 October 2011

A SHORT OUTING

One sunny afternoon this week we headed for Redesmere, which is a large lake,very near us.



There is a sailing club there, and as it was a very breezy day, the little boats soon came out.




But the big attraction there are the water fowl. After a putting up with a dodgy and potholed parking spot, the Council has made it into a very much better spot for spectators, and a great deal safer




Lots of people come with bags of bread to feed the various birds, there is plenty of room for those that feed the birds, the photographers and the children.

There is no doubt at all as to who are the big greedy ones! The swans always push forward, but the gulls are pretty good at catching stuff thrown in the air! Then there is a terrific fight for the bit of food!





Mr. G took our dog Max for a walk, I went part of the way but although I got over the first style, the second one defeated me, so I stayed there and did a bit of nature photography, as I was sitting almost underneath a Sweet Chestnut tree!

10 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oh this looks like one of the best days ever to be out and snapping photos! That last one is fabulous!

Karen S. said...

I noticed I can't comment on your other blog, but I can here, so here is my comment for your metal post on TP Not sure where my comment went..so I'm gonna leave another one! ex-cellent METAl...it all looks even better against your background! very nicely done!

Judy (kenju) said...

I love swans!! we have some black ones on a lake near here.

You may want to delete that first comment. I got one too.

cheshire wife said...

What a lot of swans and ducks there are on that lake! I like the way you describe tham as water fowl.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely photos Gilly - and I also like your header and background photo. Thanks for Majorca comments. Lesley x

Aunt Snow said...

Love the photo of the chestnuts. Are they real chestnuts you can eat, or are they horse chestnuts?

Is Redesmere in anyway connected to the Mitfordian Redesdale? I am reading a bio of Jessica Mitford.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Nice photos! We planted a couple of chestnut trees but the deer rubbed against them so much they killed them.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Wow, that's a lot of birds!

Interesting picture of the chestnuts Gilly.

Hollace said...

Aren't the swans just so graceful and beautiful? Such lovely lines. Unfortunately their behavior isn't nearly as graceful! But they look so lovely floating on the water...

VioletSky said...

The swans are beautiful ---- but I cringe when I hear of people feeding them bread. It has absolutely no nutritional value and bloat their bellies when they eat it wet. Corn or duck pellets from a garden centre are best. Or even grass - they love grass.