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Clissold Park Goslings, Ducklings and Coot Chicks

“My name is Pond, James Pond, and ~”.         –   More here ⇓ and  Here⇐.

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Egyptian Geese and Goslings

“Here we come, walkin’ down the street, we get the funniest looks from, ev’ry one we meet.
Hey, hey, we’re the Goslings, and people say we paddle around.
But we’re too busy singing, to put anybody down”.

Clissold Park Egyptian Goose Gosling

“Whisper, whisper”.

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“You’re kidding”.

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“Oh my gosh, he’s right”.  “One small step for man, one giant leap for a little gosling”.

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“Oh look, I’ve got two of them”.

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“See what I have to put up with”.

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“Where’s that bus.  Looks like we’ll have to swim for it”

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“I get around, get around round round, I get around,
I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down this same old strip, I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip,
My buddies and me are getting real well known, yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone,
I get around, get around round round, I get around”.

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“We are sailing, we are sailing, home again ‘cross the sea.
We are sailing stormy waters, to be near you, to be free”.

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Coot and Chicks

Many people think that the expression “bald as a coot” refers to the white featherless shield on the adult coots forehead.

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There might be another explanation.

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“I saw a mouse, where, there on the stair, where on the stair, right there,
A little mouse with clogs on, well I declare, going clip clippity clop on the stair”.

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Mallard Duck

“Just call me Slick”.

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Female Mallard and Ducklings

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Mallard Duckling

“Oh soup.  The world is made of soup.  Oh frabjous day”.  🙂

Clissold Park Mallard Duckling DSC_4014“They call me Baby Driver, and once upon a pair of wheels,
Hit the road and I’m gone ah, what’s my number,
I wonder how your engine feels, ba ba ba ba”.

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Moorhen

“This is the river police.  We know you’re here somewhere. Stop all that singing and come out with your wings up”. 🙂

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More about Clissold Park and more goslings and ducks here⇐.


Halloween – Don’t Turn on the Light

There was an ‘orrible rustling and I shouldn’t have turned on the light.  Don’t look at the next picture, you’ll never sleep again. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Coots in Dark 2

It’s not so much the nasty sharp little beaks.  It’s more the yeauchy big squidgy feet.   Imagine being run over by a stampede.  It couldn’t happen in your worst nightmare.  Could it ?

Aaaaargh.

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Happy Halloween and may all your frights be silly ones.