well what a glorious day to go to the Castle to take pictures, even our Sue dusted off her Christmas present and had a go. We were like the three Musketeers with our cameras and had a lovely day in the sunshine. We walked so slow taking pictures that after about one and a half hours we were all worn out. ( poor old souls)
This was the scene when we arrived and my, the place was alive with beauty and wonderful wildlife. The sun was beating down and who would have thought it was still March, what a great day to be alive.
You could see that spring had sprung and we were greeted with this magnificent specitical of nature with the Black Swan looking after her rather large egg in the nest. That nest looks a bit large and I am sure that it is built further up stream by the waterfall as this happened last year and it broke free and floated down stream to were it is now. Note the stick which I think the keepers put in to stop the nest moving further down stream.
Then Sue had a go at this Black Swan, she waited and waited for something to happen, he was rooting around on the bottom, then........................
then it did, in he went in with a splash, well done Sue, into the sun as well.
There were loads of wildfowl on the lakes. This is a Canada Goose
This duck was enjoying himself is it a Scaup, I think, dont shoot me I ain't a bird watcher?
I cant get too much of Daffodils this tine of the year, here's another one of Sues, she's into scenes you see, crouching down to get the shot.
To finish off, I got this Magnificent Peacock, strutting his stuff but the female looks totally disinterested perhaps it's because she's the wrong colour.
Well that's it for tonight, I will see if I can drag out a few more tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,
nite nite, luv Mike XX