Friday, 15 February 2008

Feathered friends


This pair of Mallards have adopted our neighbours pond. I am lucky because the pond edges our copse so I can see the coming and goings of all the water birds. We had a pair of mallards last year, they had ten ducklings and used to bring them into the copse to feed. It was lovely to see them.......they grew to a fair size. The whole family disappeared overnight. Where they went or what happened I don't know.
Beckie at Dragonfly Corner won the caption competition so she will be receiving the six packets of seeds. I hope that she enjoys them. Its good to get something for nothing. Quote: Cherish the simple things.

8 comments:

beckie said...

Cheryl, I am so excited!! Thank you-Thank you!!! I am so glad we found each other in the blogging world. I love your pictures and your views on life. You always have the "neatest" blogs.

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie

Me to always look forward to hearing from you across the miles. Sometimes you can have a great friendship without ever meeting that person.
Don't forget to email your address. I have left it on your valentine comments column.

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl I can see that we not only share a love for similar quotes but a love for nature! Your Mallards are forunate to have such a warm climate because recently A Mallard clod and hungry found it's way to my sactuary
even freezing snow..look here at my post:
2008/02/babie-its-cold-outside
hugs NG

I'm so happy you introduced yourself to me!

Cheryl said...

Hi Nature girl
I saw the mallard (poor thing) on your blog and left a message for you.
Your posts are great, I visit regularly now. Can't wait to see your garden in the summer.

Hugs.

Mary said...

Cheryl,

There's nothing sweeter on the pond than a pair of Mallards. Other exotic ducks just can't compare to a Mallard's calm and charm.

Nice photo!

Cheryl said...

Hi Mary.....

Thank you. From someone that produces such beautiful photographs that is indeed a compliment.

Terrie B x said...

Ooooh how cute are these ducks Cheryl...We often take our Maso to the Duck Ponds nearby he`d love thse too ...:)xxx

Cheryl said...

I am so glad to hear that you take Mason to see the ducks. Children, I think, need to be in touch with all that is around them, it gives them a greater insight about nature and who and what shares this planet with us. I know that he will learn with you........