Saturday, July 25, 2009

Quack Quack

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Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

Nice day so walked down to the loch, didn't think we would see any ducklings but there were a lot actually. Most too far away to get pictures of but a few came up to shore :) The loch is actually really dirty looking right now, lots of algae that just looks like green slime all over the surface :/ Mr.F says its been worse before, way worse but the ducks seem to be eating it so at least its a food source for them.

Didn't see any goslings just lots of ducks and its odd not seeing any Canadian Geese hatchlings in the loch. There are a few of them in the park but now that I think about it I have never seen them in the loch, just wondering the fields.

Old guy or just different markings? I know almost nothing about ducks, so this could be a common colouring or just a fluke.

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And some more dots on the rocks :) Things are starting to take shape and its not taking as long as I thought it would. Almost every area on this needs to be darkened but because I don't want to go to dark right away I think I will be leaving those areas until the rest of it is filled in. You can fix small areas with white ink but its almost always noticeable that you have used it.

I changed the background to an off white, and hopefully everything shows up. If not please let me know :)


kaslkaos said...

You have Canada Geese? Did they pack their suitcases? Do they actually belong, or where they introduced?

Tizzalicious said...

Aww ducklings! ♥

Sandy said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as white ink. I'll have to check that out. Loved your photos.

BumbleVee said...

not an old guy...but definitely a guy. He is a male Mallard duck...they have the beautiful colours.... the female is the brown one with the babies...he could be the daddy...just hanging out close, but not too close. The Mom's guard the babies pretty closely........

Jennifer Rose said...

ingrid lol :D From reading up on them, they have been introduced and they tend to stay in the area, hardly ever migrating.

I know, they are very cute Tizz :D

Sandy- yeah I use to use it in school so I know you can get it. Not sure who made it tho, sorry :/

BumbleVee- yeah the female ducks were keeping a close eye on their babies. every time a kid came to the edge of the loch, the female quickly moved the babies away and a few times I thought she was going to chase a kid :p