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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Red-legged Partridge. And the Smew by David Key on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

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.






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    1. SUPERB, Bob!
      I love these ducks but I find it difficult to get close to them where I am!
      A series of pics I really enjoy!

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  2. They remind me of a favorite marble I had when I was a kid, and marbles was THE thing in grade school.

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  3. Bob het zijn prachtige foto's en beesten nog bedankt dat je langs bent geweest lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thanks Danielle, most appreciated.

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  4. Lieber Bob,
    ich liebe diese Enten - wunderschöne Aufnahmen.
    Danke für die Musik.
    Einen schönen Frühlingsanfang wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  5. With those vivid markings they can never be mistaken for anything else, beautiful birds and super shots Bob...[;o)

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    1. True Trevor, nobody, birders, could not recognize it is colours.

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  6. I love the bill. It is so striking. The color is amazing.

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  7. Bob, oh my, that's quite the bill this chaps got!

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  8. Great photos! We love this species of duck :-)
    Greetings :-)

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  9. What a stunner. And I love the 'traffic light beak' too. Thank you. Again.

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    1. Traffic light beak, that is funny, thanks for that.

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  10. Goede avond Bob ,

    Je hebt er weer prachtige blogs gemaakt en die Bergeenden zijn topppppp!
    gr,
    Annie

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  11. MAIS BOB tu t'es amusé à le peindre
    j'adore tes photos qu'il est beau et je pense qu'il doit le savoir bisou

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  12. Hola Bob,unas imagenes que no tienen palabras,son supermagnificas.Un abrazo

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  13. Ha Bob wat zijn ze mooi,wat een kleuren.

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  14. What a beauty ! Such a lovely image on the water !
    Greetings

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  15. Beautiful duck Bob!!I have never seen it before!Magnificent shots!!
    What a lovely song!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thanks Dimi, and yes, the song is one of written and performed by Joni Mitchell, superb.

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  16. aldri sett før denne fugl ! den er super vakkert !

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  17. very unusual duck; great photos Bob

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  18. Pretty duck and such a weird bill.. Great shots, Bob! Have a happy weekend!

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  19. Belíssimas fotos e belíssimo pato.
    Beijo.
    Nita

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  20. What a striking creature, Bob



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  21. Gorgeous shots of a real beauty!!

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  22. never seen a beak like that

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  23. What a beautiful face with beautiful colours!

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  24. The red beak is so attractive. Great shots!

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  25. Hello Bob,
    Great photos of this Common Shelduck.
    Perfect photographed.
    Greetings Irma

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  26. Ce canard est tout à fait particulier avec son bec si rouge et si proéminent ! belle photo !

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  27. Preciosas fotografías destacando los magníficos colores verdosos y rojos de este pato. Un abrazo,

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  28. Beautiful. Its peak seems plastic!!
    a hug.

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  29. What a beaufitul duck ! Wonderful, really !

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  30. This is a very beautiful duck.

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