Menosukhi Merryment - holiday sentiments

On Friday I mentioned that the moat of Rothesay Castle had a number of residents.  All of them winged critters but very appealing.

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This is a juvenile Herring Gull and below you see adults of the species.  Gulls are plentiful round any islands in the world.  They are fine in their own environment, but they have rather become a pest around human habitation, favouring the scavenging of scraps, chips, compost heaps and rubbish tips...

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The more graceful and attractive moat residents, though, were the swans.  

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The mallard drake was only visible one of the days I visited, so I guess he was just a guest!!  To finish today's views, here is one of the moat itself.  Very photogenic.

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Joanne Noragon said...

Oh my, the swans and the mallard were quite enough. Does the moat enchant them, or the other way around.

Merlesworld said...

Beautiful white swans but I do love the gulls they remind me of seaside holidays of the past.

Taffy said...

Hi, Aunty Yam! Your photos are beautiful. I loved the pics of the castle too. Sorry I havne't been around to visit lately. I blame mom.....again!

Bouncing Bertie said...

The swans are most handsome, but this resident of Aberdeen (in a neighbourhood not far from the harbour) will take more persuading of the merits of gulls!
Cheers, Gail.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Joanne - it all enchanted me, I know that much!!

Merle - yes, I know what you mean...

Taffy - oh no, no blame shifting; mom's working hard to cover those fabby pressies and dress for the date &*>

Bertie/Gail - hhmmmm they CAN get a bit raucous!!