Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Animals at Değirman Park, Turkey

We are fortunate to live just down the road from Değirman a small park, with a central pond, landscaped grounds and an animal corner.  Here are just a few of the animals that can be seen.

There are many types of goat here, this little white one caught my eye and was camera shy for a while before finally looking straight at me.



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Two goats in a manger, sounds like the title for a Christmas Carol.  They obviously like the extra comfort.


That's one serious pair of horns.


Most people will probably have heard these very noisy bugs chirping in the trees, but you don't very often get to see the Cicada.  They are very well camouflaged and quite small.


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Peacocks are always a popular attraction, although none of them felt in the mood to display there wonderful tails.  It was nice to be able to get a photo of both a male and female.



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It was a very hot day and these two little bunnies were huddled up in the shade having a nap.


This one had decided to stay in the shade of a hole.

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The star attraction has to be the camel, who was quite happy to pose for the camera.



Ok, not your usual shot of a camel, but just look at those lips.

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This black swan seemed to be playing in the water cascading down from the water wheel, not a bad game on a hot day.


I just love the contrast of the red beaks of these black swans.

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I came across this crab purely by accident.  I was trying to get the angle I wanted of a water wheel and noticed something moving to the side of me.  It just shows you have to keep your eyes peeled, you never know what you will come across.


The pond in the centre of the park has several terrapins in it, but most were staying down in the depths out of the heat of the sun apart from this one.

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White swans are such a graceful bird and these are no exception.  If you go the the cafe near the pond you are able to get shots of them swimming below you which gives you a different angle to normal.



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