Jude is having a garden photography challenge for 2016, and this month theme is wildlife. Living in the UK, wildlife bigger than insects, is quite elusive, there are foxes in my neighbourhood but I haven’t seen one for years and only ever late at night. We also have frogs, toads and hedgehogs, but anytime I’ve seen one, I’m way too slow to think about a camera. A pond creates captive subjects, particularly if those subjects are a bit peckish, and at Marwood Hill carp and ducks are happy side by side when there’s food about.
Jude may just say that captive isn’t wild, and she’ll have to take my word for it that there’s a big garden around the pond!
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35 thoughts on “March: Wildlife in the Garden”
What a marvellous photo, Gilly! The colours are lovely. 🙂
Thank you Sylvia, those fish feed from your fingers as well!
Great composition Gilly and I wouldn’t dare argue with you about it being ‘wild’ life (Jo will be along to shut me up soon). Those fish look big enough to EAT the ducks!
I have mosaics! An otter and birds… will they do, Jude?
Now you are just trying to wind me up!
Guilty as charged, yer honour! 🙂 🙂
Now children play nicely!
Thank you sweet one!
what a capture. Impressive shot, Gilly!
A lucky one Amy , thank you!
Can’t believe the clarity of the fish of your photo since the water is gurgling and not smooth and still. Amazing how the ducks and carp live together. Wonderful picture. I call this wildlife. Why not. They’re not domesticated, though cheeky and eat out of your hands. 😀 ❤ ❤
They’re lovely, somewhere on here is a pic of them nibbling my toes!found it!https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/
How my! They ARE unafraid.
Every heard of pedicures done by tiny fishies? Don’t know if I’d have the nerve though I’ve heard they don’t hurt.
Those fishy -cures were popular here for a while but they’ve all gone as quickly as they came, I think the hygiene was questioned!
Wow, what a great picture.
You would need to count your fingers after feeding those fish Gilly. Definitely look wild the way they are stirring the water up.
https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/ and your toes!
Good one Gilly, don’t loose your balance…
Wonderful wildlife Gilly, I love the way that fish has popped up😆💕
They popped up here too!https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/
Such gorgeous Carps and Ducks Gilly! You’ve captured the beauty and action perfectly! 😀 ♥
Try here Sonel, https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/
Awwww, one I missed! Thanks for the link Gilly! 😀
What a great shot of two wild lifes. It almost looks like an abstract with all those lovely water patterns. Super-lovely.
https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/ Have a peep at my feet Meg!
I’ve had a peep at your feet while fish nibble, amongst water patterns. I love it!
It IS a lovely shot but you musn’t get argumentative with Jude. She’s in charge! 🙂 And woe betide anyone who doesn’t tow the ropes! 🙂 🙂 Every time I turn my back on you for a day you slip 2 or 3 posts in, Gilly! Good job I’m a lazy slob who has plenty of time to swan around the blogs.
I usually post four times a week but if I have some spar moments (Ha!) I occasionally post more – sorry, I know too often can be off putting!
Lazy? yeah right!
If you canbear being here again,try these for size https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/
Too often!!! Don’t be daft 🙂 It’s just you catch me on the hop.
Gilly, what a great find. Two ducks and a fish in whirling water, wildlife for certain.
Great to see so many living together. Maybe not happily but at least they are trying!
No contest on the “wildlife” title and you take on it. Amazing how you can still the details on that fish!
Neat capture Gilly!
Amazing photograph. Ducks can fly and fish can swim so unless they’re farmer they’re wild….?