Feeding Coot — Water Water Everywhere #107

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water, in any state, will do). See below for how to join the fun ๐Ÿ˜

Owing to it being silly season at work for the next 3 weeks, I will be taking a short break from WWE & Fan Of… Both will return on the 3rd January 2022.

Until then, take care, stay safe, happy Yule & have a great New Year ๐ŸŽ‰

This is an Eurasian Coot, feeding in the pond at Helix Park.

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Hae a guid week ๐Ÿ˜

Helix Park — Fan Of… #136 and Pull Up a Seat #48

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

This week’s Fan Of… is a visit to Helix Park.

This is also my entry for Xinfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge. Check out the seat below ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Helix Park is an outdoor visitors centre just outside of Falkirk & forms part of the Kelpies attraction. The Park is a very open area with a kids playpark, cafรฉ, plenty of bike parking & two very large ponds. Both ponds are frequented by a variety of water birds: Swans, ducks, coots, geese & gulls, to mention but a few.

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Wings Spread Wide, Floating on Air

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.

This sequence of shots was taken on our recent ride to the Kelpies. We stopped at Helix Park on the way; this has two large ponds, one manmade & the other more natural. Whilst at the first, I was busy getting some close-ups of the plethora of ducks & swans when my wife shouted that a swan was coming in to land. Still at max zoom on my 18-300mm lens I span round to try & catch the swan in flight (they always seem to fly when I’m looking the other way ๐Ÿ˜‚). I managed to get it in the lens & snapped a quick shot whilst panning rapidly with it.

Swan in flight at Helix Park
Swan in flight at Helix Park
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