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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Little Grebe. And the Wood Sandpiper by John Truman on our Guest Photos.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Red Crested Pochard [Netta rufina]

Larger than a pochard, the male has an orange-brown head with a red beak and pale flanks. Females are brown with pale cheeks. In flight they show whitish primaries. They dive, dabble and up-end for their food. There is a large population in Spain and nearer but smaller numbers in France, Netherlands and Germany - and occasional wild birds may come to the UK from the Continent. The UK breeding birds almost certainly all come from escaped birds.







41 comments:

  1. Perfectly astounding images, Bob!! What a beauty he is.

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  2. Lovely birds of which your photos do them justice indeed.

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  3. just handsome as can be! second one i've seen today! keith at holdingmoments had one in his post today, too.

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  4. Lieber Bob,
    hier hast du wieder eine wunderschöne Ente ausgesucht.
    Herrliche Fotos.
    Einen schönen Samstagabend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  5. It grows so big in my monitor screen.

    Going further, it will find I am as big as it.

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  6. Beautiful! Hope you are doing ok!
    Have a great weekend!
    Majsan//

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  7. At the risk of repeating myself, your photos are great! I love those little waterdrops on the feathers - like pearls!
    Greetings
    Calendula

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  8. Hola Bob unas tomas magnificas de este Pato colorado.Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana.

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  9. A colourful duck with a cracking 'hair do' Bob. Super set of images...[;o)

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    1. Yes, I love his 'hair do' too Trevor.

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  10. BOB bonsoir qu'il est beau ce canard bravo encore tu fais de très belles photos bisou

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  11. A very handsome bird. Very beautiful browns.

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  12. Bob fantastic pictures are very beautiful.

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  13. That beautiful beak absolutely glows!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Bob.

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  14. wie immer aussergewöhnlich gute fotos von dir :-)

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  15. What a gorgeous duck! Lovely photos!

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  16. Your photos are really wonderful !!! It's amazing. You captured the reflection on the water and drops of water !!
    Have a nice Sunday :)

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  17. Bob, such a pretty duck. I love the red bill! We don't get these guys over here, so it's a treat to see yours!

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  18. Very impressive photos and great details, really wonderful.

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  19. What a beautiful duck Bob!!So preetty!!Wonderful photos!Fantastic shots!!!
    And yes!I really enjoyed your pictures!
    Dimi...

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  20. these shots are great... that first one though it steals my heart... love how that water is dripping off it's beak. hope all is well. have a great night~

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  21. What an absolute stunner - and I am very glad that sufficient have escaped to breed.

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  22. What a gorgeous duck. Your photos do him justice and then some.

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  23. as always, super photos, and another wonderful new duck for me to see, thanks Bob

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  24. That masterly photographed beautiful ducky needs a tissue! :-)

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  25. Splendour photos so beautiful close and beautiful colors.


    Groetjes Tinie

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  26. Beautiful pictures of this duck.
    Perfect photographed Bob.
    Greetings Irma

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  27. We love this species of duck! It has a fabulous color of bill and head... Fantastic shots!
    Greetings

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  28. Bob, he is looking so demure--thanks to you I can see things I've never seen. I love your eye!

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  29. beautiful creature (and great shots)

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  30. HI Bob I especially love the 1st shot but all are wonderful as usual.

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  31. What a fantastic series. This duck's color is beautiful.

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