The London Wetland Centre ~ Conducting the bathing ~ Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

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Go to the following web address to find out more about the London Wetlands Centre ~~~

If any knowledgeable person can accurately identify any of these birds I'd be most grateful to receive your suggestions please.

At present this is a brief record of an enjoyable Sunday morning strolling around the centre.

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Comments (20)

♦Rosa♦ on April 24, 2013

I can just imagine him tapping the baton to start! Good title...Like. Regards, Rosa.

Nick Weall on April 24, 2013

♦Rosa♦, ~ LOL ~ I think the double bass was just below the surface too ~~~ Thanks for your like ~ All the best ~ nick

✿ܓ Gyöngyi ✿ܓ on April 24, 2013


Beautiful bird.

Beautiful pictures!

Sincerely, *Gyöngyi *

Andy Rodker on April 24, 2013



Best wishes, Andy

Nick Weall on April 24, 2013

✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 20 ~ LOL ~ Thanks for the birdie link Gy and thanks for your compliments too ~ All the best ~ nick

Andy Rodker ~ Thanks to you too Andy ~ Have you ever been to this place? ~ All the best to you ~ nick

Nadia Kushnir on April 24, 2013


Derek Geer on April 25, 2013

I like it very much. Your timing was great. Regards Derek

© Tom Cooper on April 25, 2013

Is he bathing, or looking for love?

Nick Weall on April 25, 2013

nadiakushnir Thanks again dear Nadia

Derek Geer ~ This chap spent ages washing and splashing about ~ so there was plenty of opportunity Derek

Tom Cooper (AustinMN…, ~ Hi Tom ~ Well it is Spring (At long last) so I reckon a bit of good washing, deodorant and a splash of Cologne (4711) and then off to the local barn dance ~~~

mato angel 1 on April 25, 2013

Great capture Nick...Timing is everything..Looks like spring has finally arrived...Hoo"ray"

Nick Weall on April 25, 2013

mato angel 1, ~ Hiya Ray ~ Spring is sprung and the boyd is on the wing ~~~ All the best mate ~ nick

Erik van den Ham on April 25, 2013

Goldeneye you say.... never new James looked Like this ..... wondering what happened to M?

Ciao, Erik

Nick Weall on April 26, 2013

Erik van den Ham, ~ Good morning Mr Bond ~ M must be an Eagle I suspect ~~~

Erik van den Ham on April 26, 2013

You can call me Vaga, Mr.Bond makes me sound so old.....

Beware of M she has terrible good eyes!

Enjoy your day, Erik

Lady Harley on April 27, 2013

Wow, excellent capture Nick! Another nice series of birds :))

* Like *

Friendly greetings ~ Judy

Nick Weall on April 27, 2013

Lady Harley Hi there Judy Birds are fun to attempt to capture well on camera ~ and it is more fun to read that you have enjoyed the series ~ Thanks for the like too :~) ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

Sixten Imgs on April 27, 2013

Very welcoming kind of bird, Nick. Actually I was a little shocked you call them as common. We don't :). An old Finnish myth (from the Kalevala) claims the whole world was born from the egg of this bird.

No wonder that even 40 % of the goldeneyes of Europe wants to spend their summers here. They must know where they are really respected.

Nick Weall on April 27, 2013

sixten_imgs ~ Ah ha ~ that must be it ~ This not so common Goldeneye was preaching to his flock recommending the best route to Finland and the best bits of Finland to spend the summer at ~~~

beegood on April 27, 2013

Looks like this nice little chap is really having fun dearest P ~ you are becoming the perfect biologist ~ what has happened? Weekend hugs ~ A

Nick Weall on April 27, 2013

beegood ~ Birdies have become the subject of the moment dearest A ~ During such a drab winter they were one of the few sources of colour and now I'm hooked for a while ~ Wishing you the best of May with gay gala parades ~ Hopeful hugs ~P

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Photo taken in WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT, UK

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    by Nick Weall
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