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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) Slimbridge WWT

I've a few from Slimbridge that I give you. 
A medium sized diving duck. Males look black and white with a greenish black head and a circular white patch in front of the yellow eye. Females are smaller, and are mottled grey with a chocolate brown head. In flight, birds show a large area of white on the inner wing. First nested in Scotland in 1970, and since then birds have been attracted to nest in specially designed boxes put up on trees close to water. In winter, birds from Northern Europe visit the UK. (RSPB)




41 comments:

  1. The third shot is brilliant.

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  2. Hi Bob.. That third one I burst out in a laugh I think the neighbors heard lol ; ) Great great shot!!!
    Grace
    Great song
    Now that song I needed yesterday to get me going , but it did today so all is good!!

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    1. The third one was a bit hilarious Grace.

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  3. Great set Bob, that third one is a little scary..with that menacing stare!...[;o)

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    1. Cheers Trevor, hum, it was a menacing stare, I'll think about that.

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  4. Liebr ob
    das ist wirklich ein "goldäuglin". Wundervolle Aufnahmen!
    Auch die Musik gefällt mir.
    Einen schönen Restsonntag wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  5. The bill is so small. We have the Common Goldeneye here and they can be tricky to spot:)

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  6. Hi Bob I love the head on shot best where we can see the 2 brilliant yellow eyes

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  7. Great shots Bob!!!Very beautiful duck!!!
    And those eyes!!!!!Wow!!!Great work!!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thanks Dimi, I'm glad that you looked at their eyes.

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  8. Hi Bob

    Says Bob Gold or eyes that look right through you!
    the pictures are very beautiful!

    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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    1. Cheers Annie, the eyes up against the gold, pretty.

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  9. Crackers Bob, love how that eye stands out.

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  10. Bob, great close ups! It certainly lives up to it's name. Those eyes are intense!

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  11. Excelentes acercamientos Bob.Un abrazo

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  12. yes i agree, #3 is fantastic.......well captured.


    peter

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  13. Ah, one of my favourite ducks! It looks if I can touch it. Great!

    Marianne

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  14. wonderful sharp yellow eyes; another beauty from your ponds Bob

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  15. You have an amazing collection of very good shoots. Thanks for sharing :)
    Greetings from Norway :)

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  16. Bob, beautiful shots of the Goldeneye!

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  17. Buena serie. Me gustan todas pero sobre todo la tercera. Un saludo.

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  18. Those dark eyes and dark feathers, make such a stunning bird and your images show it off wonderfully well Bob. Have a blessed week~

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  19. Great photos Bob!!!Very beautiful duck!

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  20. What nice yellow eyes! Nice contrast!

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  21. As my grandchildren always says: "COOL!!!" And i like the music too./Kerstin

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  22. Hi Bob,
    Great photos of the duck, which has a beautiful eyes.
    All very well photographed, compliments.

    Greetings Irma

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  23. All are good shots but 3rd shot is amazing ...

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    1. Another for third shot, cheers Vineeta.

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  24. Really marvelous shots. Love that head on one.

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    1. It used to be a green head before moulting.

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  26. They are beautiful again on Bob hugs Danielle

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  27. Great portraits you show here, good focus and fine natural colors.

    Ottar

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  28. Another wonderful series photos.

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