|Ducks on the Clinton River at Rochester, Michigan|
I think they were waiting to be fed by passers by. Meanwhile at Saltholme Nature Reserve near Middlesbrough in England no one would attempt to feed this water bird.
|Coot at RSPB Saltholme|
There is another nature reserve adjacent to the River Tees at Stockton.
|Herons at Portrack Nature Reserve|
The smaller birds round the island are plovers (also called peewits or lapwings) presumably there for a drink or what they could find in the mud.
At Fowey in Cornwall I found this steaming along.
|Steamboat in Fowey Estuary|
My daughter was in that boat on a short trip round the harbour in 2008.
Finally we have a stand off.
|Gem, Cody and Lily|
But which one will get that floating ball.
Hope you liked my selection of water shots; more interesting to me than photos of big ships. But don't let that stop you sailing across to Carmi's Thematic-photographic-229