A cheery post for a cold bright day

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What a difference. Exactly a year ago, on 13th April 2020, I spotted my first mallard ducklings of the year, with their unusually attentive father shepherding them around the village pond. This year, night temperatures are below freezing, and there are gusty winds most days. Despite the sunshine, I think we’ll have to wait a little longer to see this year’s first brood. Let’s plunder the archives for some memories.

Bright Square

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge

50 thoughts on “A cheery post for a cold bright day

      1. I can cope with it too, Margaret, but I know you’re tired of me carping on about wishing I was there. 😦 😦 Soon it will be too hot! No pleasing some folk 🙂

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      2. No, not tired of it at all Jo, because I remember those feelings well. They’re quite visceral and hard to deal with. Have a hug! (Virtual of course)

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  1. How sweet. I have been looking out for ducklings or a nest, even, on my walks as there are a few ducks that have had mischief on their minds, but it’s cold here too and I can’t find anything. It’s a pity none of these fluff balls made it, despite Daddy duck looking so proud and protective.

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  2. Granddaughter Jasmine, now in North Liverpool and in her first house has a nestful of coots at the bottom of her garden which borders the canal! Daddy Coot is extremely brave seeing off all potential threats

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  3. Lovely photos and as I was looking at all the bundles of fluff I thought I wonder how many made it and then I read your reply to Susan. Oh dear, how disappointing and sad, tooth and claw and all that.

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  4. These are such cute photos! Are you on the right week? This week coming up is Birds with chicks. I love that you are week ahead. This week was birds you saw in the last two weeks. I took a week off so I can understand the confusion. Or am I confused? Anyway, I love these little babies! 🙂

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    1. I AM confused! Having fallen off the notifications-of-new-posts-list I went back to your forward planning list and got it wrong. Typical! Consider this an entry for next week – you can see why I wanted to post on this particular day. And as it happens, I have no suitable entries for ‘birds I saw I the last few weeks’, even though I’ve seen some fabulous red kites

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      1. It’s alright Margaret! As long as I know. Plus, when I post on Friday, go in to your post and ping it to the new post and update. That way when I do the Round Up next week, I don’t forget it. I’m having some memory issues at the moment. 🙂

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