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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Dunnock. And the Robin by Dave Key on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Scaup - Aythya marila

Scaup are diving ducks with a resemblance to tufted ducks. Males have black heads, shoulder and breast, white flanks, grey back and a black tail. Females are brown, with characteristic white patches around the base of the bill. In flight they show white patches along the length of the trailing edge of the wing. Only a handful breed in the UK every year, making them our rarest breeding duck. (RSPB)

Please can you sign this petition to stop the proposed M4 over the Gwent Levels. I feel strongly about this because it is a place I visit a lot. The damage to the Gwent Levels along with Magor Marsh and the Newport Wetlands will be irreparable!


Please look at my website bobswildlife.co.uk. There is a photo of a Oystercatcher,  and  the  Great Spotted Woodpecker (female) by Callum in the 'Guest photographer'








31 comments:

  1. Oh, how beautiful he is! Incredibly stunning photos! Beautiful and warm May for you!

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  2. Stunning pictures! Have a nice evening;-)

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  3. Hi Bob. Master Photos. Really beautiful bird.

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  4. Great capture Bob, number 4 is a cracker.

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  5. Superb photos. I would sometimes like to see that bird. Other than in photos.

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  6. Triad time-travels me back!
    The Royal Mint cannot engrave finer than the scaup

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  7. Nice eye color. Good series, Bob.
    Good Sunday.
    Un abrazo

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  8. too cute, like a toy !
    beautiful images

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  9. Such a handsome fellow in his tuxedo-looking feathers.

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  10. What a stunning bird, the colours are beautiful and shown off well in your excellent shots.

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  11. This male is very beautifull Bob and your pictures are wonderfull.
    I'll go to see your grebe ;-)

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    1. Thanks Nath, I hope the Grebe is alright.

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  12. Hola Bob,bellas y magnificas fotos.Un abrazo.

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  13. Hi Bob and they are such a pretty duck , in my mind far in advance of a Tufted, great images. All the best, John

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    1. Hi John, yes, they are 'pretty' ducks. Thanks.

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  14. cool bill...those colors are something special

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    1. Yes, I love the colours too R Mac.

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  15. Beautiful array of pictures.. Congrats and happy sunday Bob..

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  16. He appears to have a knowing smile... Perhaps he knows something we don't. Haven't heard the song in a long long time---

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  17. What a glorious bird. Love the irridescence. And hope that somewhere they are breeding happily.

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  18. That is a cracking bird Bob ans nice sharp photos.
    Enjoy the Bank holiday, Gordon.

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  19. Beautiful photos of the duck.
    Greetings Tinie

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  20. Hi Bob.

    Beautiful duck.
    Beautiful pictures.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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    1. Well, thanks for your comments Patricia.

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  21. Bob, beautiful Scaups!! Nicely taken! They are such pretty ducks with their strong markings!

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  22. What stunning photos of such a beautiful bird! Striking black and white, green gloss, nice patterns, and a pale blue bill… details are fantastic.

    Yoko

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  23. Lovely series of photographs.
    I like the duck but I also like the way the light works on the water ... beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Hello , Bob! Awesome shots of the Scaup! I also like the cute critter in the previous post! I am so sorry I am late visiting and commenting. Thanks so much for linking up ! Have a great weekend!

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