25.4.11

Easter days in "my" park

Today, just some Best - somewhat delayed - Easter wishes from “my” park. Still summer weather here!

From what I can guess, the little bird on the top photo can hardly have been out of the egg for long; still not "clean".

As usual, there were a lot of birds around.


Some had thus got their kids.
I don't know the name of this big-footed one.

The newborn little ones had to compete about the food with the – obviously already adult – fish.

The flowers were desperately awaiting the bees.


But, despite a special house to make it easier for them, I saw few bees and other insects around the flowers.

Some were busy otherwise.

34 comments:

Mona said...

Wow! Now isn't that a beautiful colourful day indeed?

Happy Easter Peter! :)

Studio at the Farm said...

Peter, darn you ... you had me drooling all over my keyboard!!! I had just finished my first run through of my income tax [YUCK] and needed a break. i got to your site, and immediately started oooh-ing and aaahing. Fabulous, and most paint-worthy photos. Once I send off my income tax, I'm on it - your photos, that is. Happy Easter!

V Rakesh said...

Fabulous pictures - a wonderful way to start the week!

Have a great week ahead and belated Easter wishes!

Thérèse said...

Le bonheur d'être vivant, la joie de vivre!

Lo said...

Thanks for those incredibly wonderful photos.....just one big ooooh after another.

Julie said...

That bee house looks very much like you are in Jardin des Plantes. I think your 'big foot' bird is a variety of Swamphen. Back home in Sydney we have the Purple Swamphen. Down at Parc Floral de Paris the other day I saw that Paris has a Swamphen with a white helmet on its nose (the Purple Swamphen has a red helmet but with purple chest feathers). They use the large feet to walk across lily pads.

orvokki said...

You have really the spring there. Wonderfull photos.
..and you are in Paris..? :) with such a natur..? :)

I have never seen the black swan, only white. It would be fabulous to whatching..

Have a nice Easter-ending

Jeanne said...

Those cheerful shots are sure to put a smile on anyone's face! Thanks for sharing.

Synne said...

What an ambient Easter report from "your" park! Hope you've had a lovely holiday!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Your park looks fantastic .. beautiful photos . Another park for my list. Take care Anne

classic • casual • home said...

The little chicks...so cute. I got a laugh out of the lady bugs...typical Parisian Public Display of Affection.

Starman said...

You had a good day to go to the park.

Blu said...

What a wonderful parc, full of beauty and colour, must be a great place to unwind!

claude said...

ça patauge dur dans ton parc. Quel bel endroit ! On se croirait à la campagne. Cela change des trottoirs de la ville. Les coccinelles fêtent le printemps.
Très beau post, Peter.

Ola said...

OMG-so pretty there and the first shot is just amazing!

Cergie said...

J’y étais il y a dix jours dans ton parc et je suis passé à coté hier après-midi car tu sais bien que quelqu’un que je connais habite tout près.
Ma petite fille a adoré les volatiles et aussi surtout les jeux ; ça la change du toboggan où elle est toute seule et qui est près de chez elle. Et puis il y a des fontaines qui fonctionnent c'est super pour se laver les menottes.
Tu peux trouver le nom de ton oiseau aux grands pieds car il y a des panneaux c’est bien fait mais il est vrai peut-être pas exhaustif ?

Virginia said...

WEll, I think you have a new career here Peter! Spring has certainly come to your park. What wonderful images. I'll send Eva and Davis over for a look as well.
April in Paris..........le sigh.
V

Maria O. Russell said...

This post is a work of art.

It can can only be measured by the way you let your heart speak...

Thank you, Peter.

Julie said...

Peter, your big-footed bird is the young of the Eurasian Coot. This is the bird which I saw down in Vincennes which I have now identified. The adult has nearly black feathers, with a white 'hood' over its nose.

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a gorgeous nature's photos, Peter! Love the ducks, principally the kids. Beautiful flowers too.

About the tiny apartament, I think where should I put the bed of Flora? :-)

A belated Happy Easter!

*Honest Abe said...

This is a wonderful post, Peter.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Starman said...

RYN: Well, the article was about time travel!

Sulla Mino said...

Hello Peter my friend. An enormous pleasure to come here. Passes there in Blog, has a "Gift" for you. Success.

Kisses Sulla

Gunn said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful park with us!:)
Tusen takk!

Ruth said...

Ah Paris, city of Love. :-)

JM said...

This is such a beautiful post. Love all the creatures you show us (Black Swan included). :-)

Trotter said...

Wow! A perfect eco-post!!

joanny said...

Peter:

.. you captured Spring Peter, the beauty and use God gives to every part of creation is right there in the Park that you so lovingly photographed,
I believe the various birds posing loved having their photo's taken...

Joanny

Jilly said...

Oh what a lovely surprise this post is. I adore all these creatures and plants and lady birds doing unmentionable things, except that after the Royal Wedding, perhaps it's no surprise! Superb photography and I love the way you brought in Black Swan and that gorgeous wooden shed.Or is it a large mailbox?

Marie-Noyale said...

My little duck looks quite alone compare to all your friends!!!
Love your humor on the last picture!

Simony said...

Ha ha ha... Funny ladybugs!
That makes you a voyeur!

Jeanie said...

I am waiting for the book of your amazing photographs! Meanwhile, I'll revel in the glorious color of the flowers, the charming faces of the ducks and even the amorous ladybugs! May they go forth and multiply!

Nathalie said...

Ah j'adore l'humour de ta dernière photo, il s'en passe des choses dans ton jardin public !
Bien vu aussi le cygne noir et l'affiche Black Swan - les actualités se téléscopent !

Je viens de rentrer de la Réunion, j'espère que le beau temps va durer chez vous.

Anai Le said...

¡Muy lindo todo!