It certainly looks very strange in that state of plumage, Bob. Excellent captures with fabulous detail! My very best wishes - - - Richard
Hi Richard, yes, but I am sure it is in eclipse state, I have looked in the internet.
Fabulous photographs of this duck Bob … but I liked the bubbles in the picture too!Hope you have a good week, thank goodness it's a little bit cooler at the moment in the UK.All the best Jan
Hi Bob,Stunning images! Beautifully with the water bubbles. The young common Shelduck is so funny in eclipse state;-)So different from the adults. Thanks for sharing.Best regards, Maria
Hi Maria, thanks for the bubbles.
Hola Bob,magnificas fotos de este joven Tarro blanco.Un saludo.
The whole Tadorna genus is made up of handsome species.
Lovely set of shots Bob.
Bob, your photos are breathtaking, very beautiful.
Hello, I have always loved this Shelduck. Pretty photos. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!
Such an elegant creature. You catch the best moments, Bob. You have the magic eye.
Wonderful captures of a lovely bird (whatever his plumage).
EC, thanks for a lovely bird.
Hi Bob.Fantastic post. Last le very nice !!! But I think that it's à juvenil Bob.Take you care.
Hello Bob,Nice pictures of this special duck.Well done.Greetings, Marco
I think I'm in an eclipse state these days---- Most enjoyable pictures, Bob!
Hi Bob.Beautiful pictures of the Duck in the water.Fun that emerging bubbles.Groettie from Patricia
Hi Patricia, it was the bubbles shown me as well.
Blowing bubbles?:)nice shots
Fantastic photos. Shelduck are amazing bird.
Great photos. Shelduck seems to like blowing bubbles.
Looks like he is gargling!
What is that?
The shelduck is beautiful even in eclipse (molting?) stage. In the comment above, Simon means that the duck looks like he is rinsing out his mouth and throat with a swallow of water (as people do when they have a sore throat for instance). Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful images!!!!
Hi Bob,Shelduck are such a beautiful bird, always such a shame to see them in eclipse.Super set of images.All the best, John
Hi John, you know, I think it's pretty even if they're in eclipse.
Wonderful photos Bob.