Waterfowl on the canal

Just a quick one with some pics from a stroll down the Middleton stretch of the Rochdale canal, starting with a nice shot of a male Mallard snaffling some bread.

A Heron gliding above me.

A series of close-up shots of Canadian Geese:

… with some great time-frozen water droplets thrown in for good measure!

Not strickly a member of the waterfowl family but lives in reeds and marshland, so here’s a Reed Bunting.

This white Duck came close enough to me for this close-up shot, although too late for some bread!

Finally, an old male Mallard hanging on in there for this season; his bill’s yellow has faded, his head feathers have lost their green vibrancy and his eyes seemed dulled with age but still he keeps going!

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