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Duck Chase At The Botanical Garden In Gothenburg
June 26, 2012 3:10 PM

   

When I was in Gothenburg recently I went for a quick visit to the Botanical Garden, which with its 175 hectares is one of the largest of its kind. But it was not the lovely flowers, trees or plants that became the main attraction during my visit - it was three ducks. Lol!

Botanical Garden In Gothenburg
A lovely, soothing fountain at the entrance of the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg.

Duch Chase Gothenburg
Well, it was soothing until these guys arrived.

Ducks Botanical Garden
Because this duck couple were not happy to have been followed by another male duck.

Duch Chase Gothenburg
Which they loudly expressed to him.

Duch Chase Gothenburg
And showed him.

Duch Chase Gothenburg
Which caused quite the little scene.

Duch Chase Gothenburg
But in the end, the poor guy finally gave up and flew away.

Ducks Botanical Garden
Which was when the female duck, who did all the chasing by the way, jumped in the fountain to wash off all the drama.

Ducks Botanical Garden
Under the male duck's watchful eye of course.

Ducks Botanical Garden
Washy, washy, washy.

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And stretch.

Ducks Botanical Garden
But just when the duck couple thought it was time for some relaxation.

Ducks Botanical Garden
Another type of chase began...

Man, those ducks sure had a hectic day. Not sure why the other male duck tried to follow them though? It looked like he was interested in the female duck , but shouldn't he had challanged the male duck then? Oh well, I do not know much about ducks - except that they sure seem to be very stubborn birds. Lol!

Now of course there were a lot of other stunning things to see at the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg, but I will have to save those photos for another post. Because these three cute little duckies certainly deserve to have their own post. I mean, they were a big part of my visit to the Botanical Garden and will definitely stay in my travel memory for a long time to come. :-)

/A.L


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Food Fight
April 10, 2012 10:36 PM



These cute little, very fisty, birds put on quite the show outside by the food dispenser at my sister's a while back. And let me tell you, it was very easy to get caught up in their drama and chatter out there. In fact, I would certainly say that they were more entertaining and fun to watch than any TV-show for sure. It was also a perfect photo opportunity for me of course. So below are some photos of Food Fight. :p

Food Fight
Hey, leave some food for us too up there!

Food Fight
My turn!

Food Fight
Mooove!

Food Fight
Cowabunga!!!

Food Fight
And so the show continued.

/A.L


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A Mini Safari Moment
April 4, 2012 8:45 PM



As I drove into my mum's neighborhood today I saw a cat up in a tree outside one of the houses there. The cat had climbed up a little tree and was balancing around up there on some pretty thin branches. Of course also in the tree were two birds, crows I think, who were croaking very loudly at the cat. Now I am not sure, but I think the birds had a nest up there? So they were probably trying to keep the cat away from it, or they were simply messing with the cat.

Anyway, this whole scene looked pretty intriguing to me. So as soon as I saw it I immediately stopped my car, rolled down the car window and started to take photos of it with my phone. I mean, this is about as close to a "Safari Moment" as I can get here in Karlskrona in Sweden. And of course, below are some photos of my Mini Safari Moment earlier today.

A Mini Safari Moment
The Mini Safari entrance.

A Mini Safari Moment
A "little lion" on the hunt.

A Mini Safari Moment
Balancing on branches.

A Mini Safari Moment
And gently scouting around.

A Mini Safari Moment
As well as protecting his/her prey.

A Mini Safari Moment
Growl!!!

Sure felt like a little Safari Moment to meee. Now I am pretty sure nothing more than this actually happened up there though. Because when I drove by the same tree about ten minutes later, it was empty. No birds and no cat in sight.

/A.L


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Swan Performance
March 21, 2012 7:54 PM



Recently when I was in Karlshamn I managed to capture these two funny swans trying to impress each other, at least that is what it looked like they were trying to do to in my eyes. So below are some photos of a Swan Performance in Karlshamn in Sweden.

Swan Performance
These are the two swans I saw.

Swan Performance
Tossing and turning.

Swan Performance
Cleaning and checking.

Swan Performance
Trying their very best to look nice.

Swan Performance
Even stretching.

Swan Performance
And kicking.

Swan Performance
Hoping to impress.

Swan Performance
Because it is not easy at all.

Swan Performance
To become a beautiful swan.

/A.L


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Fall in love
September 25, 2011 9:58 PM



Lisen and I visited my sister yesterday. And while I was there I just happened to see this cute bird couple sitting up on a tree top. They looked so cosy and lovely up there! Like they were having the best time ever. I also really noticed how fall, with its gorgeous colors, has sneaked up on us here in Sweden.

And just like that, the moment became filled with such peace and beauty. A true moment of fall in love.

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So cute.

Fall in love
And I wonder what they were talking about up there?

/A.L


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