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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Black-winged Stilt. And the Lesser Whistling Duck by Callum on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Gadwall [Anas strepera]

This very grey-coloured dabbling duck, a little smaller than the mallard, and with an obvious black rear end. It shows a white wing patch in flight. When seen close up the grey colour is made up of exquisitely fine barring and speckling. It nests in low numbers in the UK and is an Amber List species.





36 comments:

  1. i love these guys. we've had them here on the pond all winter. :)

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  2. It is a pretty duck, Bob! Great shots!

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  3. A beautiful duck. Very nice patterns in the feathers.

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  4. A handsome duck. I have seen these before but mistook them for Mallard. Silly me.

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    1. The first time I had got my camera on, I also thought that it was a Mallard, so I was daft as you.

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  5. they're beautifully marked, but you kind of wonder how the name evolved?

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  6. Bob, beautiful shots! They sure are pretty ducks!

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  7. Are beautiful and great pictures.

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  8. Heerlijke foto,s dit is genieten Bob.

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  9. That plumage is muted magic - thank you.

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  10. Hola Bob,excelentes imagenes.Un fuerte abrazo

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  11. Amazing. They look like they are having such fun.

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  12. I love this duck Bob!!So beautiful!!Fantastic shots!!
    Have a nice week!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you Dimi, for in love the Gadwall.

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  13. så skarpt og så nært, knallbra Bob !

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  14. Nice birds and great photography

    thanks

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  15. Such a beauty! Love the soft colors.

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  16. It sure is as cute as the Mallard.

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  17. Goede morgen Bob ,
    alweer een prachtige serie van deze mooie eenden , heel scherp topppp,
    gr,
    Annie

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  18. these are so amazing, bob!
    happy tusday! x

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  19. I love the feather pattern on the chest. Lovely duck.

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  20. Buenas tomas y buen seguimiento a este pato, en la ultima decidió parearse y posar para ti.

    Saludos.

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  21. Prachtige plaatjes Bob lieve groetjes Danielle

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  22. Oh pretty pretty pretty duck ! In France we call him "Canrd Chipeau" or "Ridelle". His feathers are very beautiful and he has a nice face.Wonderful photos Bob !
    All the best.

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  23. Tired of estrar in the water ... a walk.
    a hug.

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  24. What a beauty, Bob, and your images are simply magnificent.

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    1. Thanks Lise, I'm glad that you like it.

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  25. HI Bob Loved seeing this duck in and out of the water. great shots as usual.

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