Green head of a mallard duck in the sun

Duck Shoot

Last Saturday really looked good for a duck shoot. Golden hour came and went before I surfaced. It was a great sunny day, great for collecting the gear and heading for the local lake

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A pair of Canada geese on the lake.

Spring is Here?

A pair of Canada geese on the lake. Spring is nearly here.

So it has been a weird winter. Stormy, windy and wet, and very unpleasant for those who were flooded, it is the first winter since I have lived in the UK in which I haven’t seen snow. But the days are getting longer and I see new leaves on some of the plants. Is Spring here?

Down at the lake the ducks are starting to pair up and fight, and the Canada geese are coming out of hiding and floating serenely around the lake. I spotted the Canada geese in the picture, with one looking as if he is admiring his reflection. I thought it made a good black and white picture.

If Spring isn’t here, it’s not far away.