I had a walk around Doctors Pond in the evening, it was surprisingly cool. The sunset wasn’t up to much, but turning around the clouds were picking up some nice colours.

I have been known to take the occasional photograph of Doctors Pond. When Debbie (my wife) saw the colour version of this she groaned and said I was clicheing (I might have made up that word) my own cliches!

Now, I had gone out with the intention of taking a black and white picture (although not of Doctors Pond) because there was some really nice cloud formations and lots of deep blue sky…hang on a minute…I’ve never done a black and white picture of Doctors Pond…

Debbie was not impressed πŸ˜‰

I took a stroll around Dunmow this evening – down to the church and then back around the recreation ground, but it was my Doctors Pond photo from right at the beginning of the walk that immediately caught my eye…it will be interesting how the other, later shots come out.

There’s been a second batch of ducklings appear in Dunmow over the last couple of weeks. This little fella was out on his own this evening stuffing his face on the bugs buzzing around the surface. I’ve no idea where the rest of the family was, but he was perfectly content.

Always look behind you! We had another fairly disappointing sunset this evening, unusually there was more colour opposite the sunset…and the moon had made an appearance as well.

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We’ve had some lovely weather over the last couple of days and I was sure we’d have a cracking sunset this evening…it just never happened. Still, Dunmow’s Doctors Pond always makes a pleasant picture.

This is just one of the myriad of birds around Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow this afternoon.

It was a glorious afternoon and I decided to go and sit, with my camera, by the pond and see what was about to photograph. I certainly wasn’t disappointed, ducks, geese, wagtails, doves, crows, pigeons and this Blackbird were all busy around the pond and I spent a happy 40 minutes happily snapping away in the sunshine.

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I was quite surprised when I counted up the number of ducklings this female Mallard had in tow – eleven…and not a male in sight πŸ˜‰

There was clearly plenty of tasty morsels to go at on the side of Doctors Pond as all the ducklings were busy pecking away at the side of the pond wall.

The weather has been…changeable the last few days and the next few days look as though they will continue this pattern. So, when in doubt, I nip out to Doctors Pond for the daily photo…the sky tells you all you need to know πŸ˜‰

This is a composite of two shots both taken this evening whilst I sat by Doctors Pond watching the world go by.