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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Pintail [Anas acuta]

This week I'll be showing you the trip to Slimbridge WWT, by me and Callum. This trip was designed to make it the trip of hides, all were taken and natural, lovely.
Slightly bigger than a mallard, these long-necked and small-headed ducks fly with a curved back pointed wings and a tapering tail, making this the best way to distinguish them from other ducks in the UK. The pintail is a 'quarry' species, meaning that it can be legally shot in winter, but - unlike in parts of Europe - it does not appear that shooting is affecting their population status in the UK. The small breeding population and significant winter population make them an Amber List species.


 Woops, lost my head



42 comments:

  1. Stunners of a Duck. Lovely shots Bob.

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  2. Great photos! And it's interesting to read that they can legally be shot in winter. I don't know anything about hunting :)

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  3. Podobają mi się kolory piór tych ślicznych kaczek, no i oczywiście zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    I like the colors of these cute duck feathers, and of course pictures. Yours.

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    1. Giga, they are one of my favourites.

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  4. Oh my goodness, he is gorgeous, Bob!
    I am sure I could not hunt one of these, or any other creature for that matter, I guess.

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    1. Yes sure, niether can I hunt anything.

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  5. they are the most graceful of ducks.

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  6. Hola Bob magnifica entrada de esta escasa ave.Un abrazo

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  7. love the patterning on their back feathers; beautiful duck

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  8. Lieber Bob, da hast du uns wieder eine ganz besonders
    schöne Ente mitgebracht. Tolle Aufnahmen.
    Einen schönen Dienstagabend wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous shots! Love that feather detail.

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  10. The plumage, the water droplets, the ripples ... all add up to some stunning images. Thank you.

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  11. Bob, gorgeous closeups of the Pintail. They are beautiful ducks!

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  12. Ducks love me, I always attract much your pictures .....

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  13. WoW!! These images are just amazing!! So much gorgeous detail in these wonderful close-ups!! What a beautiful duck as well, I have never seen one in the wild!!

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  14. You make true coin!

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

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  15. Hi Bob tried leaving a comment yesterday on your blog but couldn't so trying again today. Also I notice my comment from the previous post is not showing! Blogger again!! Anyway, these shots of this beautiful duck are stunning. I love this duck thn it extends its neck up. It then looks so elegant.

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  16. Beautiful duck is the pintail.
    Very well done Bob.

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  17. Espectacular serie. Nitidez perfecta. Y por supuesto como nos tienes acostumbrado, tu fotografías van acompañadas de buena música. Un saludo

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  18. As always ... Spectacular Bob. Also you give us good information :))
    Good Wednesdays.
    a hug.

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  19. Splendid captures of the Pintail. He's very beautiful.

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  20. Fantastic portraits of the Pintail!
    You must have had a ball at Slimbridge!
    I wish I could live close to the sea-side! :)

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  21. I love the ripple in the water, color and sharpness!

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    1. Cheers Maria, the ripples are cool, ha ha.

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  22. I do like Pintails - a very elegant looking duck.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  23. Bob, thanks for linking up to my Saturday's Critters. Love the Pintail. Have a happy weekend!

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  24. What a pretty little thing! Love his colors.

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  25. Elegant duck, elegant photos ~ Great shots ~ thanks, Happy Weekend to you ~

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  26. What wonderful shots of this beautiful duck!

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  27. Superb shots of one of my favourite water birds. Beautiful.

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