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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Mandarin Duck head. And the Common House Sparrow by Dave Key on our Guest Photos.

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Friday, 4 February 2011

Baikal Teal (Slimbridge WWT)

Right, let's talk about the weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No, we want to talk about something else, like the birds and nature. The Baikal Teal is a bird that from Siberia down to Taiwan. It is a dabbling duck and breeds in the forests. It breeds in pools on the tundra edge and within swampy forests. In winter it is found on lowland fresh waters. This species is classified as Vulnerable due to hunting and destruction of its wintering wetland habitats. However, recent books state that the species is making a good comeback.
There are approximately 300,000 baikal teal in the world.
There I told you, actually, it was stolen from Wikipedia. I am naughty.......
Now, I thought that you might like this;
Save Our Forests  has 450159  people who have signed the petition. And for all of you who do not live in Britain and have a passionate desire to help, well, here it is: The Woodland.


18 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous bird! So glad its population is doing better! You are such a splendid photographer!

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  2. He is wonderful in the water!

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  3. The last image is one of the best.

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  5. Its a wondeful colored duck...

    Best wishes
    Kvelli

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  6. They are simply adorable, and your photos, eh, Bob - beautiful!

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  7. The bird was beautiful. So nice colour and pattern. The images in the water was very nice. Well done!

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  8. A stunning bird Bob; and you've done it proud. Excellent shots.

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  9. Hi! Bob

    wow! his head looks like a art done by someone.

    Beautiful, the Baikal

    Hug,
    Luciane - Olhar acreano

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  10. Bob, great shots. A very pretty duck. I don't think I've even seen a photo of it before. Thanks for showing it!

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  11. ...these photos are gorgeous and the duck is stunning. I first read about the petition on Keith's blog. I hope it gets a lot of support...

    p.s. You made me chuckle with this: "it was stolen from Wikipedia. I am naughty......."

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  12. Wow, was I ever suprised when I scrolled down and saw that beautiful duck!!

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  13. Very beautiful especially the last image...

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  14. SOF!!! Excellent job Bob!

    I love the Teal, what wonderful color!

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  15. What a stunning bird and beautiful photos!

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