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Waterfowl at Pitsford Reservoir (PItsford 2)

The waterfowl were enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the reservoir.

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Geese at Pitsford

The pictures below are a further legacy of my visit to Pitsford Reservoir.  With a little assistance from Photoshop I have attempted to produce sketch-like images  of a group of Canada geese.

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Pitsford Reservoir 2

More pictures from the visit to the reservoir.

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A male mallard

A group of mallards, male and female

A pair of lapwings

Canada geese, feeding

A greylag goose

But I was particularly intrigued by this scene.  Can birds really read?  Have they accepted the sign literally without noticing the spelling mistake?  Are they waiting for their apples?


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Pitsford Reservoir 1

Two days ago there was a break in this seemingly endless spell of wet weather.  The sun shone; the air was bright and crisp  –  it was an invitation to get out and about with the camera.  I decided to visit the local reservoir  –  a fortuitous choice.

Pitsford Reservoir at this time is a busy place.  It is a popular winter resort for geese, particularly Canada geese and Greylags.

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It was a time for basking in the sun and for ablutions.

This picture shows just a portion of a very long ‘convoy’ of geese, comprising both Canada and greylags.

Inevitably, there were many gulls.

At frequent intervals huge flocks of birds  –  I couldn’t identify them (perhaps someone can?), but there were more than 150 in each flock  –  appeared from ‘nowhere’ and circled above the reservoir.

Fly past


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