Thursday, 22 March 2012

Water off a duck's back

Back in February, Lisa and I visited Blackbrook Zoological Park near Leek in Staffordshire.

(Best viewed enlarged to see the raindrops)

It started to drizzle after lunch. Persistent light rain; enough to make us dampish, but not enough to make us run for cover.
Some animals sought shelter, but to others, it was just water off a duck's back. 

These Chilean wigeon didn't look too bothered either.

I'm joining up with Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, where R is for raindrops.


  1. I always loved that these ducks mate for life! Rain drops don't seem to bother them at all. Sweet!

  2. Delightful ducks! I love the colors of the first one!

  3. Beautiful ducks that let you get so close.

  4. Such exotic ducks, when compared to the rather ordinary flock around our pond!

  5. The arrangement of their fathers and the colors are stunning! Thanks for sharing:)

  6. Those ducks have such beautiful feather colours and markings. There are so many different types of ducks and water birds at Blackbrook to enjoy:)

  7. Beautiful ducks & great captures.

  8. They are beautiful birds. Yup water off a ducks back! One of my mother's famous sayings.~Ames

  9. Chilean wigeon. I love that name!

    If I was a Chilean wigeon I wouldn't let anything bother me...I would be so busy preening with my cool name!

    Thanks for a ridiculously cute post this week.