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Friday, 21 February 2014

Part 5 Slimbridge. Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

This is a big, colourful duck, bigger than a mallard but smaller than a goose. Both sexes have a dark green head and neck, a chestnut belly stripe and a red bill.

We're asleep, go away!!
 I am here, wide awake
 Let us snore, please

Ha ha, NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!


43 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos and birds, Bob. I especially like that last one!

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  2. Wow ! Wonderful photo ! They are very pretty ! In french we call them "Tadorne de Belon" Sweety duck ! Nice evening Bob and nice week-end !

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  3. These are striking ducks to see Bob...[;o)

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  4. Superb shots Bob!
    Good evening
    Crissi

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  5. HI Bob I love these shots and your commentary to go with them. Have a great weekend.

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  6. A grand duck. It looks a good place to go.

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    1. It is splendid place to go, but, when the kids are in school.

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  7. O Bob wat is dit geweldig mooi.

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  8. Humoristic post here Bob!!
    I love these ducks!
    Uour pis are really great, a lot better than I ever managed! LOL
    I have seen them once only and quite far away!
    You are really blessed with all these water bird species! :)
    Enjoy your sunday!

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  9. They look like a nation's flag could have been modeled after them.

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  10. Love seeing these birds at Reculver and their lovely calls. Lovely captures Bob.

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  11. Well done Bob ... So we see his face, which are very handsome :))))
    Have a good weekend.
    a hug.

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  12. Lieber Bob,
    die Schnappschüsse der besonders schönen Ente
    gefallen mir sehr gut. Auch die Wasserspiegelungen.
    Einen guten Start ins Wochenende wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  13. Great pictures of ducks. They are lovely !
    Have a nice weeked :)

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  14. Incredible plumage - and I love the reflections too. Thank you.

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  15. Love the markings on the ducks .
    Great shots even whilst they snooze lol

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  16. Dobrze, że nie wszystkie obudziłeś :). Śliczne kaczki, no i zdjęcia oczywiście. Pozdrawiam.
    Well, that not all awake :). Cute ducks, and of course pictures. Yours.

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  17. Naughty Boy!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  18. Hola Bob magnificas fotografias.Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana

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  19. oh, very impressive nice colours haven't they just?

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    1. You're right, very impessive. Cheers Carole.

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  20. You're slept, so I watch from a few thousands kilometer away.

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  21. The Shelducks are beautiful, wonderful shots, Bob!

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  22. This is so funny Bob! They are beautiful too.

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  23. These are beautiful captures Bob! They do have great colors!!

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  24. Oh wow..... fantastic series, Bob. The last one is SUPER. Greetings, Joke

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  25. Beautiful photos of the shelduck Bob.
    Last picture is my favorite.
    Nice weekend, Irma

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  26. What lovely photos, I love the colour of the plumage, so bright. You've capture them so well!

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  27. Wow! Fantastic photos of nature's gems ~ elegant looking ducks ~ thanks, Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  28. Beautiful series, Bob!
    I especially like the last one.
    It's such a wonderful portrait.

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  29. Hi,
    how many here in overthrew interesting species of birds, you frequently add new contributions :)

    Greets :)

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