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The Gathering

By gingerdelight    
Once again at Rainton Meadows, this was a popular spot on the lake as it was not frozen over! The inhabitants also knew that this is where they would be fed, hence the "verbal" little drake centre bottom!

I am enoying viewing all the snowy scenes on here but I do wish the actual weather would now brighten up - we've had enough!

Take care and thank you for your continued support.


Tags: Birds Snow Winter Ice Cold Ducks Water Lake Swans Waterfowl Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Jan 2013 11:07AM
A charming image, Carol, they all look so pleased to have found some water to swim around in Smile Carol

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Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 11:19AM
Beautifully composed to include the white of the snow and the swans
surrounded by all those ducks.
22 Jan 2013 11:26AM
yes the novelty factor of snow can be short lived we tire of it so quickly now wait for the dirty slush now .sigh!!....nice capture had me reaching for the orange sauce

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 11:42AM

Quote:.....nice capture had me reaching for the orange sauce


Oh dear, oh dear!! Tongue
Herge88 11 40 4 England
22 Jan 2013 11:52AM
Great capture with plenty to look at, and well exposed snow.

Best Matt
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Jan 2013 12:09PM
And there does seem to be a lot more drakes than hens. A very nice capture Carol.......Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jan 2013 1:06PM
Grey dreich weather but images still to be had if you are brave enough to venture out: a nice gathering here, Carol, no doubt all expecting a freebie lunch.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Jan 2013 1:16PM
I like the fact that nearly all the ducks have been separated from each other and don't overlap
22 Jan 2013 1:42PM
Very well captured Carol. The ducks and swans appear to form a pattern to me
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Jan 2013 1:46PM
Had duck noodles with plum sauce yesterday!!

He's probably tearing you off a strip for only bring a very unedible camera with you!!

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
22 Jan 2013 2:12PM
They really have placed themselves so neatly for you and your camera lens! Strange there are so many more Drakes than Hens. Same here, though it's Pheasants in our case. Hope for the sake of those few females there are actually a load more of them in hiding!!

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
22 Jan 2013 2:33PM
Lovely and beautiful image,very well done,
9 10 10 England
22 Jan 2013 2:34PM
They're lucky to have some ice free water and you have captured them so well Carol. Those swans are surrounded by the ducks - a bit like my recent postings.Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Jan 2013 3:07PM
This is a lovely photo !! A great capture SmileGrin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Jan 2013 3:40PM
5 minutes ago we had a lovely afternoon with blue it is snowing again..who would be a duck.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 3:46PM
Like a liner surrounded by tug boats!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Jan 2013 3:53PM
Well, for a change, it's been quite sunny all day here, and has cleared a fair amount of the snow Smile I was going up into town the other day, it was freezing cold and snowy like this, and crossing over the river I noticed quite a few ducks floating about in the water like this, and thought 'how cold their feet must be, why don't they sit on the riverbank?!' Lovely capture, Carol Smile
Trev Smile
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 4:33PM

Quote:Like a liner surrounded by tug boats!

That's EXACTLY what I thought Moira! I'm pleased someone else has spotted this! Smile
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 4:39PM
Cracking good shot Carol, yes i had enough of snow now, roll on spring.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 4:58PM
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 5:24PM
great comp carol wonderful detail and colours a belter nice one Wink
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:13PM
Hard time for them too Carol. In my home town [Spain] there are lots of ducks and everybody feed them through out the year
Lovely composition, nice one.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:36PM
A lovely gathering and I agree with you the first and second day for me was great I got some lovely images but having to walk 6 miles a day to work is now getting on my nerves. I usually cycle but I won't attempt it at the moment.
22 Jan 2013 9:20PM
All friends together, lovely shot Carol. Went out in the car yesterday for heavy shopping and got stuck at the bottom of my road....

Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Jan 2013 9:37AM
The slush arrived Carol, then froze, good time of the year to get shots like this with eager participants for food rewards, nice one regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
23 Jan 2013 1:05PM
Such a lovely scene, Carol. I love how they all get along Grin

moiral 7 12 Scotland
23 Jan 2013 6:35PM
Guess they need all the grub they can get just now. Well captured. Moira
24 Jan 2013 6:55PM
A charming image
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
27 Jan 2013 5:27AM
If you don't get a let up in your weather soon Carol, they'll have quite a task finding open water, you feel so sorry for them when that happens, meantime this is a charming image with an appropriate title!
Rgds., Jim

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