Caring for River Wildlife

a mandarin duck in the shallows of a tidal river

It is an honour and a great pleasure to contribute four photographs to the 2022 Calendar for the River Nairn Swans & Waterfowl Trust that cares for our local river wildlife.

The river meets the sea here and we are blessed with the regular company of our resident swan family, mallard ducks, mandarin duck, goosander, oystercatcher, herring gull, heron and occasional visits by redshank, cormorant, wigeon and seals hunting for salmon.

Joe Telfer from the River Nairn Swans & Waterfowl Trust cares for injured birds and orphaned ducklings until they are ready to be released back into the wild and provides extra food when it is needed.

Our local wildlife is a great inspiration to me and I’m delighted to be able to give something back.

Copies of the 2022 Calendar are available from River Nairn Swans & Waterfowl Trust, Nairn Bookshop and Strachans.

A special thank you to Iona Gibson for putting this beautiful calendar together.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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46 thoughts on “Caring for River Wildlife”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Barbara! This mandarin duck has been a regular visitor and it’s a real treat to see him on the river πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lois, the mandarin duck is a real beauty and it’s a great pleasure to be able to contribute πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Patti and for hosting this lovely challenge πŸ’– xxx

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  1. Congratulations! The duck is so beautiful πŸ’š and your photos are always gorgeous and it’s a great cause. Wishing you a peaceful rest of the day πŸ’•πŸ•πŸ’•xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’š and a peaceful rest of the day to you too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Eliza πŸ’– The beautiful swan photo on the cover of the calendar was taken by Joe Telfer 😊

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