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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Sunday, 18 January 2015

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. [RSPB]





49 comments:

  1. intense color and very complex black and white plumage. gorgeous!

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  2. geweldig mooi wat een kleur heeft hij.

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  3. One of our most striking ducks. Nice shots Bob.

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  4. Beautiful color feathers and beautiful pictures. Regards.

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    1. They do have the beautiful feathers, cheers Giga.

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  5. Bob, you Wigeon is beautiful. Lovely photos.. Have a happy week!

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  6. wOw!! bob!! what a beauty!! a 'wigeon'...i was maybe expecting to see a bird that was a cross between a pigeon and...oh...ummmm...what starts with a 'w'...woodpecker? a warbler? wren? :)

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    1. You are funny, ha ha. Cheers Laura.

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    2. She beat me to it. I was going to suggest a wittle pigeon.

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  7. BOB
    BONSOIR merci il est tellement génial et si beau et tu sais ici lorsque je pars me promener au jardin de la fontaine
    hélas je ne le vois plus
    donc il est chez toi tu en as de la chance je trouve de pouvoir en profiter
    BISOUS

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  8. My father used to call me a widgeon. I had never realised that it was SUCH a compliment.
    Glorious bird, amazing plumage and another wonderful water shot. Thank you.

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  9. Good to know Bob, I didn't know these.

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  10. Hoka Bob,preciosas fotos de este bello pato.Un abrazo

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  11. Gorgeous series of a wonderful duck, Bob. Really well done. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

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  12. Beautiful color ! very nice Bob !

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  13. Perfect bounce back on that lighting!!

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  14. so cute, with wonderful colors and feathers ! beautiful shot

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  15. What a beautiful duck,Bob!
    Wonderful pictures and amazing images!
    I really enjoyed them!
    Dimi...

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  16. That beautiful red head. Birds probably see you coming with your camera and get ready for their closeups. They know the master photographer is in the hood.

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  17. They really are beautiful in that soft light.

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  18. Thank you, Bob


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  19. The feathers on these ducks are exquisite Bob.

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  20. lovely imagine dear Bob , colors are beautiful... have a nice week sir ! and lot of light for you ...

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  21. Beautiful pictures of this Wigeon male.
    Well done !!
    I photographed Saturday a Wigeon.

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    1. Lovely Irma, you will show them to us?

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  22. Hi bob,
    This must be one of my favorite ducks, with its pink breast!
    A gorgeous bird so well photographed!!
    congratulations, keep well!

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  23. Beautiful shots, I admire Bob.

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  24. A pesar el fondo tan complejo sobre el que se encuentra, has conseguido resaltar al pato con gran nitidez.
    Un abrazo,

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  25. Wow. The black and white stripes come alive on the bird.

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  26. The black and white stripes on the bird really comes to life.

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  27. Quanto è bella Penelope!!!!!.....complimenti per i tuoi meravigliosi scatti Bob.

    Ti auguro una buona serata,
    Laura

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    1. Thanks for your comment, number 3, that is great Laura.

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  28. Beautiful !!!!!
    Greetings Tinie

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  29. This wigeon looks a little bit sad, no?

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  30. Love the coloring and pattern of the feathers!

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  31. Bob, excellent! I've never seen one of these before! Quite different from the other Wigeons! Almost looks like a cross between a Gadwall and a Redhead!

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  32. lovely bird and gorgeous images of it.

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  33. What a beautiful duck, I have not seen this yet :-)

    Regards :-)

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