Nature lives in the now and so do I, here is our Spring in the Kingdom of Fife!
Hello Hello you amazing people of Hive
I like to think that I live in the now, and that makes me aligned to Nature, as we know Nature lives in the now.
So I would like to share with you some of the amazing nature that I have found in my local park in the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland over the last week or so.
The park is Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy. The park has many features and one of these is a boat pond, however during Covid the boats were put away and the birds took over. We have a pair of resident mute swans, Stevie and Susie Swan. Do you know who this is pictured below?
If you said that it was Stevie then give yourself a pat on the back. The males and females are identical in markings, the male tends to be a little bit larger. However during the breeding season the black knob at the base of the male's bill swells and is noticeably larger than the female's. So this is actually Stevie.
Behind Stevie is an island and that is where Susie is with her nest.
Last Sunday, there were actually some boats on the boat pond, and it was a local model club, big boys and their toys so a bit of human nature this Spring!
Peekaboo, I was focusing on taking some bud shots to show spring is here, and nature is bringing a new lease of life to the trees, but I had a cute wee surprise.
I find trees fascinating, the fact that some never lose their leaves, some bloom early some never bloom. Nature really does show us how amazing she is.
When we go for a park walk, we feed the ducks and swans in the pond, then come and sit in this little secret garden on the benches. It is an ideal spot to eat sandwich and feed the animals putting food on the rocks. The trees also provide wonderful photo opportunities.
Do you see this fluffy wee Eurasian blue tit who was eying up the food on the rocks!
I love red leaves, they give an autumnal feel even though it is Spring!
Starlings remind me of a disco ball with their sparkling colourings!
This was a gorgeous Jackdaw keeping an eye on me, they often hang around in little groups and come to eat in twos and threes!
Those colours, nature just showing how amazing she really is!
Now look who is here to say hello!
Do you know the name of this bird?
It is a she, and she is actually a female black bird, the males are the traditional black blackbirds, but the females are brown!
I was told to include Susie as she was determined not to be left out!
This is where I put the food and who comes first? Yes Percy 1 and Percy 2, they are greedy so and so's!
The swans love to build their nest out of reeds and if possible on water where they can guard it easily.
What would spring be without daffodils, here there are loads, and they are so colourful!
The swans were wanting fed, so I duly gave them their nutritious food pellets.
What a view, I just find water do peaceful and another of nature's gift when the sun glistens off the surface!
This was a lovely trail through the daffodils.
With all the winter winds, you never what state the trees will be left in come Spring.
When I walk through here, I always think that this would be a perfect place for beavers.
Flowers, you know spring is here and summer is coming, when there are wildflowers everywhere, and the colour is gorgeous!
Buds, spring is of course bud time, and these were beauties.
Sammy tucking into lunch, he is Sammy the squirrel and a wee cutie! Looks at his wee claws really grabbing hold of the rock!
Yes I am watching you, and have your picture to show the readers Sammy!
They are just so cute, squirrels when they have their sitting and eating position!
Of course, wait long enough and the scavengers will appear, in this case a seagull. They are a pest here but a protected species, so we have to shoo them away!
I will leave you with a tangled web of wood!
Nature is really amazing. I hope that you enjoyed my tour of my local park in spring for you! Please note that ALL pictures are taken by me!