Friday, 17 October 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - CASTLE ESPIE WWT

I have shown you shots from Castle Espie before but when I returned from Africa I called in to the wetland again on my way back from my old caravan.  These are a few shots I took that day.


Chloe Wigeon


How about that view as your sip your cappuccino?


White faced Whistling Ducks


Gadwell


Carolina or Wood Duck Male above, female below.



Collared Dove


Red breasted Goose


Black necked Swan juvenile.  This is the first one I have ever seen one.



Proud Dad


On my way home I passed this house with beautiful Virgina Creeper covering the wall and if you look really closely there is a reflection in the top right window!!!


No reflection here but isn’t this foliage a wonderful colour?


Finally I meet these cows who really struggled passing my car even through the farmer has passed me on his bike but at least I got a ’uninteresting’ reflection of my car in the wing mirror.

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26 comments:

  1. It wasn't until I visited Ireland that I'd see Virginia Creeper on homes it was so different from home I fantasized about having one covering a house one day and those Whistlers are quite different than Teresa's crew as lovely though, again your shots are breathtaking!

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    1. HI Lynn Yes they are not the same species as Tex's duck.. Thanks for visit and comment.

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  2. do the duck really whistle? the young swam is so fuzzy ... what a beauty. i see cows in the road all the time. it is kind of funny. you never know what you might see in the country. ( :

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    1. HI Beth Yes the ducks do whistle. Thanks for your visit and comment

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  3. What a gorgeous collection of waterfowl there, Margaret! The Wood Ducks and Whistling Ducks are particularly lovely, as well as those Red-breasted Geese. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. My husband would love the vine climbing the home's exterior. He loves that.
    I think your reflections are fantastic. We, here in America, have a duck called a Gadwall that is similar to your gadwell.

    Love the portrait of the 'proud papa'!!

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  5. Great photos Margaret - love the colours of the Virginia Creeper :) Have a good weekend.

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  6. What spendid water fowl. Who'd guess there were so many different ducks. When I was young my grandparents had white ducks that we got eggs (white eggs) from. I can't remember when I realized they came in many different colors. They never cease to amaze me. Wonderful photographs Margaret.

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  7. TexWisGirl will enjoy this entry, seeing a relative of her whistlers. Beautiful images of all the waterfowl and I enjoyed your reflection!!

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  8. laughed at the cattle. :) loved all the water fowl!

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  9. So many details captured... Beautiful aspects of fall, lots of water birds, so different and some unusual swan with a black neck (collar) I've never had the chance to observe before. Absolutely fascinated by your walk photo instants! Thanks for the sunny walk of october... A good weekend!!

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  10. "How about that view as your sip your cappuccino?"

    Yes please! I love all those different waterbirds.
    ~

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  11. What a great collection of photos, Margaret. Such beautiful birds and fall colors too, Have great weekend!

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  12. Wow, your bord serie is really awesome ! I like the femal wood duck, its wing feathers look terrific... And your house look very nice hidden like that behind the Virginia creeper...

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  13. Fun, wonderful and beautiful. Now I am missing my Virginia Creeper that covered one wall of my old house in Missouri! Stunning shots, Margaret.

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  14. tout ces animaux sont tres beaux !

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  15. Stunning reflections and stunning bird shots, Margaret! I love the swan juvenile. And its dad fascinated me with such a large knobbly red cere. OMW Do I dare post any of my birds after this? Have a great weekend. Jo

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  16. Oh my goodness these are such beautiful birds!

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  17. What a great place to visit. I love all the ducks and the cows too. Beautiful photos.

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  18. A wonderful collection of images, love the cows!

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  19. pretty ducks. great reflections and yes there are reflections on the red leaves.

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  20. The first photo almost looks like an oil painting with the detail and flow. What a great collection of ducks (and a few swans).

    I am going to find my Virginia Creeper photos - It is the season, indeed!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. great collection of birds...I am jealous that you got such a good shot of the male wood duck! The male black necked swan certainly has a interesting look about it!

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  22. Lovely birds and I also enjoyed the house with those gorgeous red leaves. Those cows were very cute too.

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  23. I really enjoyed these pics. Some gorgeous colours on these waterfowl. Great reflections too!

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  24. What a beautiful place! I love all of the beautiful birds too.

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