Monday, 23 June 2014

Water

The weather is continuing sunny and hot, so it's time to cool down with a few watery pictures.  Firstly, from our walk around Mapperley Reservoir a few days ago. The resident Canada Geese were swimming about and making a meal of the Water Lily stems.
While some were content with nibbling the lily pads, some were being rather naughty by nipping off the flower stems, of which they would eat a few inches, before abandoning the flower.  It seemed rather destructive.
At the other end of Shipley Park, the Manor Floods were less busy, but still worth a picture or two.
Sadly, the swans have failed again this year to bring up a family and all of their original three cygnets are now gone.  This has happened for the last few years now and seems a little suspicious to me.
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