Friday, April 13, 2007

So, rather than move we went here ...

Barnwell Country Park.

It felt like we'd been cooped up forever and we needed to escape. With the weather absolutely glorious we packed a picnic and headed for this lovely park out of town for the afternoon.

K and B had fun in the well stocked playground. B on the zip wire and K just galloping around and using the obstacle course for jumps!
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Wandering around the park with its lakes was pleasant too. In the bird-watch centre we had a fabulous view of a Canada Goose who had decided to build her nest right in front of one of the viewing windows. We sat for some time just watching her watching us, preening, rearranging her nest and moving about so we were able to get a wonderful view of her eggs. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

We also came across this stunning duck/bird which K managed to get a good photo of (it took many takes from her and me) and which one of the park rangers identified for us (but now we're home we can't remember what it's called). If anyone can help us out, please do. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Finally, we found these absolute darling little ducklings who were milling around right next to us with mum and dad close by with not a care in the world that we were so close to them.
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Lots of unanswered nature based questions arose today, so I feel some further investigation is in order!
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2 Comments:

At 12:54 am, Blogger Michelle said...

It's a Mandarin Duck.

Hope your move happens soon.

 
At 8:54 am, Blogger Elle at Ellesfuntimes said...

Thanks Michelle, we checked out several websites and couldn't find it. Elle

 

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