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Beyond the Lone Islands

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Birds

Watery Wednesday

On a cold winter day, the river might look  deceitfully peaceful.

Beware though… If you get close to the water, and start fiddling with the zipper on your bag, the hungry ducks are expecting something a lot more appetizing than a camera to appear!

Help… I’d better get away from here before I find myself in a scenario resembling The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock… Some of the ducks actually flew up at me; and at the same time doves were beginning to move in from above… I fled!


Sandra said...

it is a whole FLEET of ducks. wow! love it. and The Birds terrified me way back when they made it and still does.

Rose-Anne said...

Love your photos and the wintery scenes of Sweden bring back precious memories of when i was there this time of year way back in 1975.

Ginny said...

Gads! We've had this happen when little Ella was with us and they fought over the bread and flapped at her and nipped her. Run for your life!!! They are all coming ashore! I well remember The Birds!!

GB said...

In the UK seaside towns the large Black Backed Gulls do attack people for the food they are carrying/eating.

DawnTreader said...

You have to beware of the gulls in the seaside towns in Sweden too, in the summer. What took me by surprise on this occasion was that I wasn't carrying any food, the whole flock of mallards just came rushing towards me anyway! Not sure I'll dare go near the water again in the winter without having a loaf of bread with me (LOL)

Lesley said...

perhaps they were looking for some warmer food?

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love these photos!!! As I love bird-watching.

My Watery Wednesday Photo Hope you find time to visit with me.

Lorac said...

Well isn't that just Ducky! LOL! Great shot, beautiful river!

Randi said...

Vilka vackra vinterbilder! Ser verkligen kallt ut. Som barn älskade man när änderna kom när för att tigga godis.


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