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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Common Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

The first one is not yet come into plumage, it is a bit late. The second two are in spring plumage.






41 comments:

  1. Hello Bob, the Shoveler is a beautiful duck. I love their colors. Great photos, enjoy your day!

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  2. Lovely birds and super close ups Bob of them doing what they do best, shovelling things up!

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  3. James Dean AND The Eagles = double nostalgia/affection.

    And your photos? Revelations as is your usual Bob!

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  4. Beautiful ducks, Bob! And wonderful photos too!
    The last two are very well dressed indeed. :-))
    Cheers,
    JR

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  5. Bob, ein tolles Gefieder.
    Brillant fotografiert.
    Einen sonnigen Wochentart wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  6. I love the colors of the Northern Shoveler. The male is definitely a stunner in the bright light.

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  7. He has a very business-like look to him... Well done, Bob.

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  8. som alltid kjempe fine bilder Bob !

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  9. The magnificent bird. I've managed to once here, to see such a bird couple.

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  10. Hola Bob,bellos acercamientos de estos patos de diferente plumaje.Un saludo

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  11. Now thats a beak to be proud of.


    peter

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  12. Bonitos plumajes y gran atractivo en ese ojo amarillo.
    Un abrazo,

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  13. Hi Bob. What wonderful colours the Drake Shoveler has, they are really a beautiful bird
    Regards John

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    1. Cheers John, I'm glad you liked him.

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  14. Such beautiful birds - whatever the season.

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  15. Hi Bob. Great photos you have taken. Greetings.

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  16. Bonjour Bob
    Superbe mâle, magnifique gros plan sur le bec.
    Bravo

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  17. They're a striking duck in breeding plumage. We had a male visit Melbourne about 3 years ago which caused a lot of excitement amongst birders!

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  18. They are indeed wonderful.
    Certainly on a mission.

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  19. 1st I love the variety of colors.
    Bob Good Wednesday ;)
    Un abrazo.

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  20. Nifty Bob, these photos of natures process! _m

    seasons color
    the drakes call to the ducks
    new buds

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  21. They are so pretty, and the second photo is great!

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  22. Lovely birds
    Lovely set of photo's
    The second one is my favourite - he seems to be looking straight at you!

    Hope you are avoiding the sometimes heavy showers ... although when the sun is shining it's great.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Nice bird shots. I love the pretty colors on the first one and the funny look on that 2nd birds face.

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  24. They are beautiful, Bob, and so are your photographs of them!

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  25. Fabulous images, Bob! I love the shiny blue-green head.

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  26. A stunning shot! Very well taken.

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  27. Thank you Lisa, and for my photos.

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  28. Great photos Bob, enjoy your day!
    Crissi

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  29. Lovely post, bob, the Shoveler is a gorgeous duck!
    That first one is certainly an immature...
    All the best and enjoy your weekend

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  30. Stunning pictures. Your photos are always enjoyable to watch.

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  31. Fabulous plumage and great shots.

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  32. One no rug for years, but the photos are gorgeous as usual!

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  33. Bob, I guess that first one isn't going to getting any this Spring. No looking Like that!!

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  34. I think my starter wife had a mouth like that!!

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