Welcome to my new Blog



Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Reddish Vale again.

Reddish Vale again.
This Sunday went back to check on the swans, the ones sat on eggs and the ones already hatched!.



The small lake had two newly hatches cygnets out of five eggs, which seen to have been abandoned, but the two youngsters seemed quite healthy.

 


Proud Dad

Meanwhile the four babies on the big lake have been reduced to three, nature is cruel isn't it. 


Mum showing the kids how to get their own food!.



Chewy isn't it!.

Ugly duckling??.

An old lady said to me on the way back to the info centre, " Look at that ducks wing, I think its injured",  but on closer inspection saw something quite cute!.
It was a Moor Hen with a chick and it was keeping it out of the sun which was getting quite hot by then!.


And dad was doing his bit as well keeping them well fed.

So the lady went off and instead of going home and thinking of an injured bird for the rest of the day, went off with a nice happy thought and I think it made her day.

The last view of the day was a nice female chaffinch.



Well that's it for today, hope you like the pictures.
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What do you call a duck that's been dead for a week?.
A humming bird!.

What do you call a Woodpecker with no beak?.
A head banger!.
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It's the way I tell em!.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Back at Etherow!.

Back at Etherow!.

It was back to Etherow today and you could certainly tell the children were off school as the roads were almost deserted!, makes a heck of a different doesn't it!.

There were a couple of Great Crested Grebe's back on the big lake,


Then Pepe spotted something!,

Look at those two toads playing piggyback Dad!
Hmm, Yes Pepe, he's too young to realise!.


On the big lake there was this family of Coots, Father showing the first born the ropes.

This is how you furnish your mate with material to keep the nest together Son!. 

What an idiot!, its too big!!,

"I was only demonstrating to our Friday you nasty old witch, you're are always like this when you are broody"!

They've called him Friday because Dad took one look at him and said 'I think we'll call it a day'!.

Put some bread out to attract any birds and saw this Crow struggle to get the lot into his beak!.

On the opposite bank there was this family of mandarins, good camouflage hey!.  

If you have seen the earlier posts you can see that all seven of the babies are still doing well

Mum doing a good job!


'Is that our Dad Mum?', 'Yes he was such a charmer when he was courting me, mind you he has been knocking himself out keeping me well feed'!.
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What side of the chicken has most feathers?.
The outside!.

What's a polygon.
A dead parrot!.

Why do Owls avoid making love in a storm.
Because its too wet to woo!.
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That's it for today folks.