Monday, 26 April 2010

Magical Mallard Moments.

During a recent stroll alongside the Wey Navigation I spied a male Mallard quietly preening...
and then a moment later the water erupted as he commenced the first of several  bathtime manouvres. 
Eventually the splashing died down....
and he shook off the excess....
and finally back to another calm preening session before he floated away suitably revitalised.  FAB.

16 comments:

  1. AHHHH!!! Nothing like a nice bath and preening !!! Great series of shots!!! Makes me think of a baby in the bath!! Nothing like just letting the water fly!!

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  2. These are great images Frank.

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  3. A great sequence Frank. They always make me smile when I watch them bathing. They put so much effort into it.

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  4. Excellent Frank, he offered you a beautiful set of pictures!!!

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  5. Such a great series of "bath" shots. You caught all the action in such fine fashion. Good Work!

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  6. Hahaha-so cute! He's totally singing "Splish splash, I was taking a bath..." during this series! Wonderful photos...

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  7. Cor, he does a lot of splashing?

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  8. Great sequence Frank - well done!

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  9. Cracking set of action shots Frank and superbly captured.

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  10. A lovely sequence of photos Frank.
    Just goes to prove we're not the only ones enjoying a new season!
    Brilliant!

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  11. Love it!!! Your post totally made me smile Frank...I have always enjoyed watching birds take a bath. They just get so into it...glad they bath outside could you image what your bathroom would look like if one choose to have one there??? Wow water everywhere I tell you. :)

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  12. Magical, indeed! I can just hear all that splashing about in my imagination. Thanks for sharing such a lovely series of images.

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  13. Hi everyone. This guy was obviously not at all bashful about bathing in public and enjoyed thrashing around. Just as well I wasn't too close otherwise I would have got a good soaking as well and how would I explain that when I got home...Lol. Cheers FAB.

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  14. Only one bird taking a bath? How can this be? Usually they all join in! This is a great series.

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  15. Hi Steve B. The others must have taken an early bath..Lol. Cheers.

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