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St James Park – Wildlife Band

At the East End of St James Park, London

So let me introduce to you, The one and only Billy Shears, And Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck (really)

It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, They’ve been going in and out of style, But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile, So may I introduce to you, The act you’ve known for all these years, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Ruddt Duck 2

We’re Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, We hope you will enjoy the show

Teal Duck

We’re Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sit back and let the evening go

Goose - St James Park

It’s wonderful to be here

Tufted Duck
It’s certainly a thrill
Duck St James Park 2
You’re such a lovely audience

We’d like to take you home with us

Duck - St James Park 1
We’d love to take you home


Oh we would, we would.    –  Why are you doing that with your leg ?  I don’t know, he started it.

Black Swan

More feathers than sense that lot.


Find the Squirrel (its in the middle).


Here’s one.  Here’s some more  (in a new tab).


I am Moorhen than Duck

St James park Flowers

I don’t really want to stop the show, But I thought that you might like to know, That the singer’s going to sing a song, And he wants you all to sing along

St james park Flower

We’re Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
We hope you will enjoy the show
We’re Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sit back and let the evening go
Sgt. Pepper’s lonely, Sgt. Pepper’s lonely
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ~

We hope you enjoyed the show and thank you for visiting.

The Dog and Swan

Kensington Gardens, Serpentine Lake and Fauna

15 pics.  –  Just behind the Albert Memorial is a very nice outdoor cafe and one of the entrances to Kensington Gardens.  To the left and a little further north there is Kensington Palace and to the right is the Serpentine Lake with Hyde park on the other side.   You might also like Squirrels up my Leg.

At the cafe


“I don’t know what it is, but I shall defend it to my last breath, or teatime.”

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens
At the end of August.

On the Serpentine

First a word from our sponsor.

Graylag Goose

“No brain cells were harmed during the making of the this travesty but we can’t guarantee the same whilst reading it, and have you got any cake. “

Inquistive Goose

“I say, they’ve got tea and buns”

Dog 2“Do I look like I’ve got a bun”


“What do think of my new paint job and have a got any panini.”

Signor briefly broke of the session to give a small dog a thorough hissing and then returned to a perfect composure.  What it must be to live in the moment.

Signora and Cygnet

Swan and Cygnets

“Don’t look Nigel,  Ma’s gone all tipsy again”.  “Oh look a shiny thing”



“That Odette, what a diva. Not like me I’m so demure, and modest with it.”

Greylag Goose on Land

“Me, I’m firm but fair and proof against meteorites.”

Mr Flogget

“Pay attention class while Mr Flogget demonstrates how we do walking”.    “I’ll confiscate that in a minute”

The Flying School


“Ok, now choose a nice soft landing ground, lower landing gear, throttle back and full flaps – tee hee I’m so funny.”


“Alright not bad, now get off that swan.  These kids, honestly what can you do !”


Never had a lesson in my life.  Wheeeeeeee”

The Preening Salon


“Well of course he got his bill stuck in the mud.  I told him, I said if we were meant to do that, we would have been born with propellers. “

The Last Word

Dusky Moorhen

“It’s like living in a madhouse around here.  Why can’t they be more normal like what I am. “

The Thames at Windsor

17 Pictures

The River Thames at Windsor offers a pleasant afternoon and a good follow-on from a visit to Windsor Castle.  There are both Tour Boats and Hire Boats available.  The tour boats provide a frequent 40 minute service and an occasional two-hour trip. I took the two-hour tour and thought it quite good value for money.  Unfortunately there are no river trips from the City due to the many intervening locks. French Bros public boat trips.  You can book online but you don’t have to.  There are other hire companies included in Travel by Train, Map/Tour and Hire Boats But first a word from our sponsor.

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum.

Wild Foul

        Where’s Fred.                                                                                                                  It’s mine I tell you.

Goose - River -Windsor
I say, they’re not so much wild fowl as slighty miffed. Mwa Ha.

First we go under the bridge and then we come back under the bridge. Good game.

Call that a duck.


River Views

Personally I prefer one of these. The upper deck is a simple array of chairs and they were quite happy for me to bring my own tea and sandwiches, bought from an outlet near to the ticket office. The lower deck is more plush with a bar and snacks.

River -Windsor

The first part of the tour is quite pretty. It then gets a little dull for a while until after the lock. There is a commentary indicating places of interest and the homes of the famous.

White House - River - Windsor Large Tudor - River - Windsor Trees - River - Windsor

I hope you enjoyed the tour and thank you for visiting.