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View Slideshow Our 2nd 2010 trip: the Nene, Middle Level, Ouse, and Thames

The Thames, and the K&A to Devizes

Part 3 - Some wildlife that we saw

 

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Some of the herons were very tame, and happily posed for photographs
This handsome peacock was particularly keen to show off his finery
The baby coots tend to be a lot more shy ...
... and swim back to Mum whenever they are disturbed.

 

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The cygnets seemed to be particularly plentiful this year
Although some cygnet families were smaller than others
We had not seen black swans with their cygnets before. Somehow we expected them to look different from white swan cygnets.
Even baby Canada geese are cute

 

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Even some of the boats seemed to have their babies with them
This cormorant was most impressive, drying his wings in the sun
Whereas they were once incredibly rare, now there are dozens of red kites over the Thames
Of course, some of the wildlife is older than the rest.

 

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There were a lot of these flying around over the Thames
On closer inspection we found that some of the wildlife had been artistically constructed from old rubbish
There were more fish than I have ever seen in the canal at Newbury
It seemed as if even the fish wanted to pose for photographs

 

 

View Slideshow Our 2nd 2010 trip: the Nene, Middle Level, Ouse, and Thames
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Note: photos with their caption in italics are J.Stansfield

 

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