Fairhaven Lake – Sea defence development

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It’s all a bit messy at the moment
The promenade from the end of
Granny’s Bay to Church Scar
is closed for the ongoing
sea defence project

Modern diggers
emulating prehistoric creatures
probing into the earth

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Goings on along the coast

The construction company
has deposited boulders on the shore
to provide a refuge for nesting birds

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Swan investigates

Upsidedown daffodils
at Fairhaven Lake

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Upsidedown daffodils – reflecting

It’ll all be worth it in the end …
in two years’ time …

 

 

 

 

 

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Heads & Tails – Fairhaven Lake

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Fairhaven Lake

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Male mute swan

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Canada Goose

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Bottoms up

He’s looking resplendent
in his “aren’t I gorgeous” plumage.
She’s evidently not interested!

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Mrs and Mrs Tufted Duck

Little birds flit about in the scrub
Some quite easy to identify
(reed bunting,
linnet, robin, wren,
whitethroat)

Others (pipits, warblers)
are often too similar to differentiate

At a guess – a pipit of some sort?

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Pipit

 

Lytham Club Day – fun of the fair

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The lure of the fairground
Distorted music
Whirring, spinning,
death defying machinery
Ride attendants
urging everyone
to pay up and get on board
for a stomach churning experience

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Chaos

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Blood curdling screams

Happy families
with squealing,
bouncing kiddies,
little faces wrapped in candyfloss,
tongues chasing runny ice cream
as it dribbles down
its once crunchy cornet

Mmmm … the smells
Hot dogs and sizzling onions oozing tomato ketchup;
salt and vinegar chips;
sugary donuts for dunking
in gloopy chocolate sauce
Food of the gods? For some!

If you’re lucky
you might win a goldfish
or a cuddly toy
– at a price

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Hook a duck to win Henry

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Hello Spongebob!

Lytham Club Day Fun Fair,
back for another year

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Keep out or kept in?