Ducks on a lake

A tranquil scene as ducks swim on the lake next to Linlithgow Palace in Scotland.

CMMC 27 October 2021

Feed Me Now

This fierce-looking swan on the lake in Linlithgow is waiting for its daily bread (even though you’re not supposed to feed them). The little duck is presumably waiting to grab any loose crumbs.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wildlife

The Swan

Cee’s topic for this week is ‘feathers’, so here is a serene swan on the lake in Linlithgow.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

Angry Birds

When my children were growing up in Scotland, a trip to the town of Linlithgow, just outside Edinburgh, was a common excursion, one of the highlights of which was to go and feed the birds – ducks, swans and gulls – on the lake next to the ruined palace (birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots).

I can attest from a recent visit that the birds are still there, just as greedy and just as short-tempered when you have nothing to offer them.

(Yes, I know it’s blurred, but you try keeping your camera steady while you’re being dive-bombed by irate, hungry seagulls. Besides, I think it works; it certainly gives a sense of motion.)

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In Flight