Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Night Bird

Night Bird 1, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

Night Bird 2, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

A little boring to present shots from Lancaster Canal two days in a row, but it's only a minute's walk from the house and I've been busy doing nothing...

Anyway, meet one of the canal regulars. Ain't she a beauty? Her hissing partner and their grey cygnet were there too, but I only had eyes for her. (At this point, I'm feeling slightly concerned a swan expert will tell me this is a cob rather than a pen. Just like with the cat on a hot tin roof, my gender-distinguishing skills are built on guesswork.)

...and below is one from last week to balance night with day. May I present one of Lancaster canal's latest residents. For those of you who thrive on detail, s/he has seven siblings.

Duckling Lancaster Canal, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.


  1. Amazing images, and very striking!

  2. Quite beautiful! The last picture of the little one is adorable!

  3. Thanks Lois - All eight of them together in the original photo were even more beautiful, but I cropped the photo to highlight the water droplets on her back (his back?), and because one of them made a sudden movement and blurred the centre of the shot!

    p.s. You'll notice that I'm now using my real name. Too many Frank's around!

  4. Hi Eamon, beautiful photos! Loved all of them.
    About your comment on my blog, yes, that´s a good place to practice snorkelling. That is a tide channel between a lagoon and the sea, and next to see, on it´s borders, there are stones in which sea life grows. Not always the water is very clear (it dependes on the tides and the winds), but even so you´ll have some fun.

  5. Too tempting Paty. If only we could virtually swim as well as view. Perhaps someday...?

    Thanks for the comment :)

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