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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Common Teal [Anas crecca]

Teals are small dabbling ducks. Males have chestnut coloured heads with broad green eye-patches, a spotted chest, grey flanks and a black edged yellow tail. Females are mottled brown. Both show bright green wing patches (speculum) in flight. They are thinly distributed as a breeding species with a preference for northern moors and mires. In winter birds congregate in low-lying wetlands in the south and west of the UK. Of these, many are continental birds from around the Baltic and Siberia. At this time, the UK is home to a significant percentage of the NW European wintering population making it an Amber List species. 

Not easy to get a shot at, they keep on moving!!!!!!!!!






36 comments:

  1. Buena serie, Bob, tanto esta como la de la anterior entrada con las aves reflejadas en el agua.

    Saludos.

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  2. Je suis certain que les oiseaux et ces canards en particulier, ont conscience de leur beauté, qu'ils en sont fièrs. C'est pour cela qu'ils se montrent, nous la présentent et se laissent photographier par ceux qui les admirent et les aiment, comme toi, Bob.
    Que le Printemps continue à t'inspirer.
    Amitiés.

    Roger

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  3. Oh very beautiful!
    Hugs Crissi

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  4. I bet this is another duck I've seen and thought it was a Mallard. I'll get bigger spectacles.
    Beautifully photographed.

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    1. I wonder what it may be tomorrow Adrian, ha ha ha.

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  5. Beautiful species have Bob here, beautiful pictures with beautiful colors.
    Greetings Tinie

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  6. These are stunning little Ducks, you've captured them very nicely Bob indeed.

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  7. Bob, Wow, really nice Teal!

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  8. Always good to see these beautifully marked ducks Bob...[;o)

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  9. HI Bob - GORGEOUS Teal shots. So sharp and such feather detail. Nicely done, my friend.

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  10. Hola Bob,magnica entrada de este pequeño y bello pato.Un abrazo

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  11. - as does the water; and yet you gift us several SHARP delights here, Bob. Always a pleasure



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  12. So beautiful!!!
    Thanks for sharing those pictures with us!!!
    Have a nice spring!!!

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  13. Beautiful shots of the Teal, Bob!

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  14. Adorable ducks Bob!!!Great captures!!
    Dimi...

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  15. the markings on the male are very eye-catching Bob

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    1. Ah,you like the music, Beth Gibbons makes it all.

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  17. geweldig wat een prachtige tekeningen en kleuren heeft hij.

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  18. Fotos maravilhosas, como sempre!

    Bom restinho de semana!
    ¸.•°♪✿✿º°。♪

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  19. What a lovely couple! They look so dear together! :-)

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    1. Always have their beaks beneath the water Yael.

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  20. WELL DONE BOB!!
    I know how difficult it is to get close to teals!

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