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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Garganey (Anas querquedula)

Waking up.

The garganey is a scarce and very secretive breeding duck in the UK. It is smaller than a mallard and slightly bigger than a teal. The male is most easily recognised with a broad white stripe over the eye. In flight it shows a pale blue forewing. It feeds by 'dabbling'.
Filmed at Cannop Ponds, FOD.



38 comments:

  1. It's a lovely duck and I like her name. Greetings.

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  2. Beautiful picture of this Garganey.
    Well done Bob.
    Best regards, Irma

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  3. I've never noticed one but if they are secretive that explains why.

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  4. Lovely capture Bob. A stunning duck indeed.

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  5. Hi Bob, a handsome duck! Awesome photo. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  6. Bob, eine ganz wunderschöne Ente. Ich kannte sie
    bislang nicht.
    Einen geruhsamen Abend wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  7. Super shot of this very handsome duck.

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  8. aldri sett før en sånn and :-)

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  9. Beautiful details on the feathers, a gorgeous duck. I suppose he is yawning but he looks like he is having a good chuckle.

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  10. I wish the people I know looked that pretty waking up...

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    1. That's the way you look at them, ha ha.

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  11. Hola Bob,bonita foto de la Cerceta carretona.Un abrazo

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  12. Your photography skills are really amazing!

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  13. Bob, you have introduced me to SO many fine birds!

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  14. Uma foto muito linda!
    Bom início de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ¸⋰˚✿ه° ·.

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  15. Garganey is a bit of a nemesis bird for me. I have only ever had one sighting and then of either females or eclipse plumage males.

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  16. Bob, outstanding capture! What a beautiful duck!

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  17. Oh super shot - well done Bob.
    Nice day Crissi

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  18. Bel colpo! per gli amanti deve essere un felicità riuscire a fotografare una rarità! ciao Cri : )

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  19. Chuckling comes to mind from the expression on the duck's face.

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  20. Very funny shot Bob!!
    It looks like he is laughing to you. You've caught a great moment.

    Greetings, Marco

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  21. Beautiful as well I do think it is smiling for it's photo share. Great shot~

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  22. Great capture.
    Looks like it is singing a song. :)

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  23. At first I thought the title said Gargamel, like the bad guy from the Smurfs!

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  24. Thanks for a look at this rare duck, seems to be yawning.

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  25. I have never seen nor heard of a Garganey Duck before. He's beautiful!

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  26. Has captado al pato en una situación muy curiosa, parece que está protegiéndose del calor y en pleno bostezo dispuesto a dormir una buena siesta.
    Un abrazo,

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  27. a beautiful image ! the male has so different feathers

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