Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Call of the Cotswolds

As a young child, the one village that I would love to visit was Bourton-on-the-Water. All of the Cotswold villages are very pretty and picturesque with warm stone cottages and neat, tidy gardens festooned with bright dollops of vegetation, hanging baskets, window boxes and tubs. In fact, if it wasn’t for the modern cars you could quite happily believe that you had stepped back in time to a wonderful slow period where time itself had all but stopped still.

Bourton bubbles with all kinds of nooks and crannies filled with things to do and see. Today we decided to visit Birdland. Several years ago this was moved from its original site to a larger plot further up the River Windrush. It is now a truly must visit place as it rambles around with wonderful surprises around each bend and twist of pathway.

Group of King PenguinsClose up group of King PenguinsKing Penguins dozingKing Penguin asleep

King Penguins

Humbold Penguins  swimmingSolitary Humbold Penguin

Humboldt Penguins

Little note: Alan from Birding in the Falklands, blog would like to add a message at this point - he has asked whether some of you might like to consider adopting a penguin. If you would like to find out more information then please visit Alan's blog or this link and see whether you might be able to help: Adopt a penguin - Thank you.


Leet said...

Ah... so cute.. love the photos...

Alan said...

Hi Polly,

Like the post about the penguins

If readers of your blog would like to adopt a wild King Penguin please visit my blog.


Chers and take care