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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Barrow's Goldeneye [male] ((Bucephala islandica))

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]



43 comments:

  1. Hello Bob,
    Beautiful shots!!
    Great how you've photographed this special duck so well and so close. Fantastic!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, these were in capture, sorry.

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  2. Bob, cheguei e fiquei deslumbrada!
    Fantásticas fotografias com um tema sempre novo.
    Entre as várias espécies de patos, estes são belos
    abraço

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  3. BOB bonsoir je ne suis pas trop sur les blogs je dois me reposer mais je ne voulais pa loupe ce canard avec son oeil coquin je trouve
    bravo il est adorable
    bise

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    1. Hope that you don't forget us, come back when you are ready.

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  4. Nice pictures of the Barrow's Goldeneye, a great bird.

    Ottar

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  5. Bob, another pretty one! Gold eyes this time!

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  6. Βeautiful duck Bob!!!Great shots and close ups!!!
    Excellent work!!
    Dimi...

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  7. Hi Bob.. So cute.. I love the eye .. Congrats..

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  8. Thanks for the introduction, Bob


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

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  9. A czemu ta śliczna kaczka nie uczesała się do zdjęcia .:). Pozdrawiam.
    And why is not this cute duck combed the pictures. :). Yours.

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    1. He's a diving duck, and he gets wet all over Giga.

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  10. Bob, gorgeous duck and closeups! Well done! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  11. Another very, very beautiful bird. Thank you.

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  12. What a beautiful bird with his golden eye!!

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  13. You managed to zoom in pretty close there, great work!

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  14. Something tells me it looks sad in the eyes !

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  15. well done Bob,
    you are really very good also in finding the right names of each one.. how can you manage that? you are an enciclopedia !

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  16. Great pictures again, Bob. He looks a bit sleepy. Greetings, Joke

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  17. Gorgeous photos Bob!
    I love these cute faces with short beaks!
    That black head with a yellow dot as the eye is quite amazing!
    Cheers, keep well!

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  18. Beautiful pictures of the Barrow's Goldeneye.
    You've captured perfectly, lots of details, my compliments Bob.

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  19. Wow Bob, it's gorgeous duck and closeups!
    Nice day
    Crissi

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  20. They are very beautiful with their shimmering feather dress and yellow-golden eyes! :-)

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  21. Cet oiseau est original avec sa tête toute noire. On en rencontre peu !

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  22. Love the feathers sticking up on his head :) looks like he just woke up haha

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    1. Actually, he does go to sleep quite easily Keith, ha ha.

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  23. Bonitas fotos, Bob y bien documentadas.

    Saludos.

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  24. Beautiful duck,and good details!!
    Good Wednesday, Bob.
    a hug

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  25. Llama poderosamente la atención ese ojo amarillo tan llamativo. Un abrazo,

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  26. This is my second visit. I could not post a comment last time. I really like this black and white duck with the striking yellow eyes.That little tuft on his head is kind of cute.

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  27. Truly amazing this diving duck. I do not know at this duck, but how beautiful he is!

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