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Friday, 21 March 2014

Wigeon [Anas penelope]

The wigeon is a medium-sized duck with a round head and small bill. The head and neck of the male are chestnut, with a yellow forehead, pink breast and grey body. In flight birds show white bellies and males have a large white wing patch. Birds breed in central and northern Scotland and also in northern England. Many birds visit the UK in winter from Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia. With large numbers of wintering birds at a few UK sites it is an Amber List species.





37 comments:

  1. BOB coucou il est beau et fier d'être aussi beau

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  2. I like this little orange head, Bob ;)
    good weekend.
    a hug.

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  3. Espectacular el detalle que has conseguido del plumaje de este pato. Un abrazo,

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  4. Its marking are mesmorizing.

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  5. Ma quanto è bella!!! sembra un peluche! complimenti per le stupende foto! ciao Cri : )

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  6. I was looking for some beauty, so I came to your page, Bob, thank you!

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  7. Bob, what a pretty duck! The feathers on the back are so intricate! Great shots!

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  8. Great looking Ducks Bob. Lovely sharp shots of them, nice one.

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  9. It's nice Bob, your photos too.
    I wish you a happy weekend.

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  10. They are fantastic again, Bob. You're a magician with your camera. Have a nice weekend. Greetings, Joke

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  11. Hi Bob. The clarity and feather detail in these photos is just amazing! So beautiful.

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  12. Hola Bob magnifica y bella toma del Silbón.Un fuerte abrazo y feliz fin de semana

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  13. Have not been here in a while but must always come for my bird fix...except I leave a little more depressed about my photography.

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    1. No need to feel depressed, you have a number of birds, wonderful Tabor.

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  14. You capture the plumage sooooo well. When people used to refer to women as wigeons they were being more complimentary than they knew.

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  15. the warmth in the colours and the wonderful artwork on those weeny striped feathers ---------- super fabulous Bob! It makes me want to reach out and cuddle it!

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  16. Knowing you is quite an education, Bob



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  17. Very preety duck Bob!!Gorgeous pictures!!
    Wish you a lovely weekend!!
    Dimi...

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  18. Hello Bob!
    WOW what a change in the presentation of your blog!!
    For one second I was wondering if I were in the right place!! LOL!
    Brilliant picture of the Wigeon, a duck I have seen a couple of times here!
    Keep well and enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Beautiful pictures of the wigeon, Bob.
    Have a great weekend.

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  20. Nice shot. Love the new background Bob.

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  21. Voorjaar in het hoofd Bob het felle kleur achtergrond wel lenteachtig en super mooie foto's lieve groetjes Danielle

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