A recent trip to hospital for one of a number of regular check-up’s i now take (Rheumatoid Arthritis in this case) was rewarded with a number of pleasing photographs of some of our wildlife enjoying their day lakeside in the Winter sunshine (or shade in some cases).
(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again for full detail 🙂 )The lake has it’s own fountain to aerate the water and reduce algae formation.
It seems something has had a go at this poor duck whose wing looks badly damaged. His friend, a Pacific Black Duck, keeps guard (sort of) 😦
A mating pair of Australasian Shelducks, the female is the one with the eyepatch 🙂
A Little Pied Cormorant resting on a fence. His foot is blurred by a reed flower much closer to the lens.
The Hunter – a Chinese Egret seeking out his prey.
This regal looking bird proudly promenades around the lake with his fine crown on display. His bright green legs distinguishing him from other egrets. 🙂
Like all great hunters, the egret can show exceptional patience until the moment to strike arrives.