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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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Sunday, 13 August 2017

White-headed Duck - Oxyura leucocephala

This duck is known from Spain, North Africa, western and central Asia. Photographed at Slimbridge WWT, in middle summer and in eclipse plumage.

Please look at my website bobswildlife.co.uk. There is a photo of a African Penguin, and  the Southern Pochard by Callum in the 'Guest photographer'











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40 comments:

  1. Very nice series of images of this lovely bird.. Happy Sunday Bob

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    1. Thank you Ana, I wish you a happy week too.

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  2. Cute duck, and the beak probably put on blue paint. :))). Of course, I `m joking. Regards.

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    1. Ha ha, I knew that, stay bright Giga.

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  3. Muy llamativa esa cabeza predominantemente blanca con su enorme pico.
    Un abrazo,

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  4. Hola Bob,bellas y magnificas fotos de esta Malvasia,un pato muy escaso y dificil de observar por las pequeñas poblaciones que hay,aqui en España es mas facil al sur de la penisula.Un fuerte abrazo amigo.

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  5. Śliczne zdjęcia ... słodka ta kaczuszka.
    Cute pictures ... sweet duck.

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  6. A bill rather like a Spoonbill, I think. I've never seen either in real life.... Great pictures, nice Bert Jansch cut.

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  7. Hello, what a cute duck. The bill looks like our Ruddy Duck. Great photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  8. As you know we have the Ruddy Duck here, a species which caused a good deal of consternation when introduced into Europe, and if I am not mistakes was exterminated in Britain.

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    1. Yes I know, but I did not know it comes from USA, thanks David.

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  9. What an incredible bill. Amazing colour.

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  10. How amazing is that blue beak?? I had no idea there was such a creature in the world.

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  11. Bob, very nice! Never seen one before! It looks kind of sad. I love it's blue bill!

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  12. Hi Bob, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for linking up this post. I love your cute White head duck. Enjoy your day!

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  13. I love your images of the white-headed duck. I wonder why they didn't call him blue-bill duck! What an amazing colour. Have a wonderful week.

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  14. Hi Bob.

    Beautiful pictures.
    Beautiful duck and he has a beautiful color beak.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  15. Beautiful duck! What a beautiful remarkable blue beak!
    And brilliant pictures, of course!
    Warm regards, Maria

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  16. Hi Bob. Great images, but David has touched on a subject that, I believe, is still of concern. Sadly the Ruddy Duck has interbred with the White-headed Duck and, as I understand it, there are few pure White-headed Ducks left in Spain (mainly in closely guarded colonies). If it ever was exterminated in Britain, it has come back, and is regularly sighted in The Midlands.

    With my best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Hi Richard, yes, and I have second opinion, since it was mentioned by WWT it was a White-headed Duck. Thanks for that.

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    2. Sorry, Bob, I think I may have not written my comment very clearly. I think your images ARE of White-headed Duck. It is the Ruddy Duck that is still being seen in UK and are a ruddy nuisance!

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  17. hij hebt of teveel gedronken of een blauwtje gelopen.Bob.

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  18. That duck is so different and interesting with its blue beak and white head!

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  19. Hi Bob, and what a beauty with its blue beak, such wonderful colours. All the best, John

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    1. Hi John, it is a beauty, lovely little creature.

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  20. Wow. That would be nice to see sometime. Greetings.

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  21. Lovely duck indeed and excellent photos Bob.

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  22. I love that pretty, blue beak!

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  23. Stunning photographs of this beautiful duck, what an amazing blue colour the beak is.

    All the best Jan

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  24. My goodness, Bob, that blue beak is just gorgeous.
    As always, your photographs are such a pleasure to view.

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  25. Very beautiful duck, I hope see him one day during my travels. Bill is fantastic !
    Thank you Bob for your sharing.

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  26. A great series of photos Bob! Love that blue bill.

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