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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Goosander's [Mergus merganser]

These handsome diving ducks are a member of the sawbill family, so called because of their long, serrated bills, used for catching fish. A largely freshwater bird, the goosander first bred in the UK in 1871. It built up numbers in Scotland and then since 1970 it has spread across northern England into Wales, reaching south-west England. Its love of salmon and trout has brought it into conflict with fishermen. It is gregarious, forming into flocks of several thousand in some parts of Europe. [RSPB]

Sorry about this one, it was photographed from a long way off, and badly cut.




The studio version

32 comments:

  1. He is very well suited for catching those fish isn't he !
    Ah Lynard been a while , you certainly take me down memory lane Bob~
    "If I leave here tomorrow will you still remember me" ? lol
    ( was one of my favs of course)

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    1. So you like Lynyrd Skynyrd, what about Grateful Dead, Neil Young and many more????????

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  2. Flocks of several thousands, that would be something to see! Beautiful captures, I like the water drops flying around in the second shot.

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  3. love the water sprinkles being tossed in the air!

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  4. Lovely ducks to see Bob, it would be wonderful to see a flock of thousands.
    Lovely shots you've captured here, they're difficult to photograph...I was trying to take some shots of a male this morning and had trouble to not get blocked out darks on the head or blown out white on the body!...[;o)

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    1. You are right, it's hard to get them properly, thus, I didn't get good even one of Goosanders, pity.

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  5. Piękny ma dziób oraz fryzurę na drugim zdjęciu. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful has a beak and hair in the second picture. Yours.

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  6. A lot of action on this post.

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  7. Beautiful images Bob and ducks too :-)

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  8. Merganser are such beauties. Love the second shot with the flying water drops.

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  9. Your far off shots are much better than mine. Beautiful bird....and I love the name you use for them....Goosander:)

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  10. A flock of several thousand would be an incredible sight. Thanks for these stunners.

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  11. Bob, you are the perfectionist. I think this photos are marvelous!

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  12. Hola Bob magnifica entrada.Un abrazo

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  13. Beautiful ducks Bob!!Amazing captures!!
    Lovely images!
    Dimi...

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  14. Lo cierto es que en capturar a aves en imágenes eres todo un maestro. Y además buena música, No se puede pedir mas. Un saludo

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  15. Bob, Musik und Fotos wie immer brillant.
    Einen schönen Restabend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  16. Bob, beautiful images of the Mergansers!

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  17. What a sleek and wry rock star!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  18. Bob Goede morgen ,
    Je hebt weer een aantal prachtige opnames van alle dieren gemaakt waar ik heel erg gek op ben , dank voor je show .
    gr,
    Amnnie

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  19. Beautiful pictures of the Goosander, Bob.
    Greetings Irma

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  20. geweldige momenten je ziet de spetters haast uit je scherm komen.

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  21. Nice capture of the water sprinkles in mid-air!

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