Emily’s guide to bird-spotting, Part 2

It’s January, so we must all eat no fat, drink no wine and do much exercise. But I was given the box set of Borgen for Christmas, it’s raining outside and I really can’t be arsed to leave the boat, so instead of doing exercise I’m going to think about it, and post a few silly images of animals doing exercise. That still counts, right?

Over the last few months, I have observed ducks, swans and other water birds striking up the daftest yoga poses. Yes, you heard me right, DUCK YOGA! Here is a small collection. The pictures are, sadly, not mine, as the birds tend not to hold their positions long enough for me to whip my phone out, the lightweights.

That's not Down-face dog, that's a down-face DUCK! Heh.

That’s not Down-face dog, that’s a down-face DUCK! Heh.

Heron holding a perfect Tree. For hours. Show off.

Heron holding a perfect Tree. For hours. Show off.

Swan attempts the Warrior. But frankly, those wings could be straighter. And the neck's all over the place.

Swan attempts the Warrior. But frankly, those wings could be straighter. And the neck’s all over the place.

Swan does Child pose. Now that's better.

Swan does Child pose. Now that’s better.

Is that a coot striding off into the distance, or is that a pretty good imitation of the Open Triangle pose?

Is that a coot striding off into the distance, or is that a pretty good imitation of the Open Triangle pose?

That has got to be the worst headstand I've ever seen. Must try harder.

That has got to be the worst headstand I’ve ever seen. Must try harder.

The marvellous images of birds looking rather silly come from the following sites:
http://bingfotos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/three-dabbling-ducks-with-their-heads.html
http://fabearlybirder.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/foggy-heron.html
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Swan.spreads.wings.arp.jpg77
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6870068825_992c6dfae9_z.jpg
http://toughlittlebirds.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/funny_coot2.jpg
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5293946&size=lg

Posted in Flora and fauna, Silliness
2 comments on “Emily’s guide to bird-spotting, Part 2
  1. Susan Jones says:

    Why focus on ducks when you could be watching Borgen? Brilliant series. We’ve just finished 12 hrs of it from catch-up and it’s superb!

    Happy New Year and lots of love to you both.

    Dr Susan Jones Clinical Director & Forensic Lead Psychology Associates

    Sent from my iPhone

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