I consider myself quite lucky living in Lincoln. The main city centre is only a couple of miles away and a short walk from where I work (Brayford Wharf). There are many parks and Wildlife sanctuaries in and around Lincoln and when you venture outside of Lincoln there are many more places to visit.
There are many families of strange looking ducks, I think that they are Mallards but the males seem to have a wide range of non -standard markings, this does however match the illustrations in one of my books right down to the curled tail feathers:
There is also a Goose with strange markings (mainly white) that left before I got the camera out. I’ve seem him at the site many times before, hopefully I’ll get a shot next time he’s around.
Finally there are two bridges (at the post office end), a footbridge and a one-way road bridge. You can hear that there are a lot of Pigeons nesting under this bridge; I have seen many pigeons collecting nesting material nearby and disappearing under the bridge. I have also seen some pigeons bringing food and also disappearing under the bridge. I managed to get a shot of one of the better looking pigeons whilst he was perched on the bridge:
So even in town there is wildlife to see and i will be back to this site, I’m particularly looking forward to when the swan eggs hatch and the signets can be seen. I just hope that the vicinity to the shops nearby doesn’t cause any problems.
One last thing to mention, a couple of times whilst watching the wildlife here I have seen Water Voles (or maybe rats) scurrying around the area. I have yet to manage to capture them with my camera and hence identify them accurately.