Tuesday, 6 January 2015

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Black Swan at Ryde Lake

On Ryde Esplanade on the Isle of Wight, there is a small lake where there are Mute Swans, with one Black Swan, Coots, Moorhen, Mallard and Tufted Ducks, most of which you will see below,  Sorry the lighting was not good but I hope you will enjoy them anyway.
























I hope you enjoyed seeing the birds at The Ryde Lake on the Isle of Wight and I thank you for visiting today.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.


Many thanks for leaving comments.

35 comments:

  1. A marvelous series of photos. The black swan is gorgeous and on the rare occasion have seen them. The third photo from the bottom shows a fantastic display of feathers, with such great detail. Swans are such beautiful creatures. The ducks and the coot also deserve a mention. Thank you for sharing them Margaret.

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  2. Beautiful photos Margaret, you took those pictures very well even with the lighting was not good. I love the Black Swan, was it all alone?

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  3. A good selection of (and I guess well fed?) ducks and Swans there Margaret. Nice to see the Black Swan too...I'm lucky enough to have a resident pair that breed every year not far from me...[;o)

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  4. The red beak of the black swan makes those shots superb. Love the coot too.

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  5. The swans are beautiful birds! Good captures!

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  6. Hello Margaret, the Black Swan is lovely.. wonderful shots of the swans, ducks and coots. Have a great day!

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  7. Hi Margaret, I had trouble getting all your photos to load, but the ones I did see were gorgeous! I've never seen a Black Swan except in photos. Happy New Year to you!!

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  8. A slice of Heaven, methinks! The black swans are especially pretty!

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  9. They are simply adorable! Love all of these shots.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  10. The black swan is such a beautiful bird! I really enjoyed seeing your photos. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day!

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  11. Hi Margaret,
    These are great Swans photos, Coots and other Ducks.
    I like the black swan, really quite wonderful.
    Best regards, Irma

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  12. really beautiful. love the glossy water!!

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  13. The black swan is so beautiful!

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  14. Poor light. The story of our lives as UK birders and photographers Margaret. Never mind, your pictures fine.

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  15. A beautiful serie of birdphotos, lovely black swan!
    Happy New Year to you!

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  16. Great series of birds and of course the black swan is my favorite!

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  17. What a nice visit to the park! I would love to see one of those Black Swans. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

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  18. How wonderful! Black swans are not very common around here and are even in zoos. He is fine looking and seems very alone, no mate? My favorite today is the third one from the bottom...the back of the white one all fluffed out.

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  19. Amazing pictures.I miss the birds around here in winter. Oh,we have some,just not as many as in summer.

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  20. Gorgeous. And to my eyes, soooo exotic.

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  21. Beautiful ducks, and so many of them.

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  22. The black swan is such a beautiful and elegant bird. I think the photos are wonderful. - Thanks for sharing!

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  23. lovin' all those adorable, curled tail feathers!!!!

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  24. An incredible array of birds on the lake and all sharing their space so politely by the look of it ;D)
    Beautiful shots complete with all the ripples and reflections of the water. A great post once again Margaret.

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  25. Australia has the black swan in the wild, but no white ones! Warm regards and best wishes for 2015.

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  26. I enjoyed every one of these pictures. What a wonderful place!

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  27. that black swan is so pretty.

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  28. Such beautiful birds. I love the black Swan.

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  29. the black swan is as beautiful as it´s white cousin :)

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  30. Wonderful birds! I love the black swan. I've seen one in Berlin years ago, but we don't have them here.

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  31. Garlic farm I do like the delicious sound to that! Lovely group of photos.

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