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Monday, 10 June 2019

Mandarin Duck in eclipse phase. - Aix galericulata

Photographed at the Stone Works, Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GB.

In different plumages, but the same day.


















28 comments:

  1. Odd bird. OH! Look: Captain Beefheart!

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  2. Hola Bob,magnificas fotos de estos patos Mandarines en fase de eclipse.Un saludo.

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  3. Hi Bob,
    Wonderful set of images showing such a variation in the plumage, they really are a beautiful duck.
    All the best,
    John

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  4. I think I am in eclipse too, but unlike the ducks my plumage is done for!

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  5. A beautiful bird, whatever the stage it is in.
    Thank you.

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  6. Hi Bob,
    I have never seen een Mandarin duck in eclipse! Great serie of photos!
    Regards,
    Maria

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  7. Oh, my God, the plumage transition is difficult, poor thing!
    Thank you for this great documentary Bob, on the plumage of a beautiful duck.

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  8. I saw mandarin ducks are swimming in previous photos, now, they are walking on the land, but look smaller ……

    Thank you for sharing video

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  9. Just beautiful captures of the duck.
    They are indeed one of the prettiest of the ducks with their colours.

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  10. I'm used to seeing various ducks "in eclipse", but there is something heartbreaking about seeing this one. He almost looks sad. I hope all is well with you, by the way.

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  11. Hi Bob.

    Beautiful photos of this beautiful Duck.

    Greeting from Patricia.

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  12. Hello, amazing photos of the Mandarin Duck. Well done! Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  13. Qué diferente se ve cuando está cambiando el plumaje.
    Un abrazo,

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  14. Hi. I love that duck. It would be nice to see again.

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  15. I had to smile, Bob - that drake Mandarin doesn't look nearly so magnificent in its untidy eclipse plumage. Great images, though! My best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Ha ha ha, it is so sad looking, thanks Richard.

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  16. Bob - love them all, but I think you saved the best for last! The detail in the feathers is truly exquisite.

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  17. Never seen ta Mandarin duck in this phase before Great shots Bob

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  18. Buena variación de colores nos dejas Bob. Así vemos bien como cambia.Gracias por compartir.
    Buen miércoles.
    Un abrazo

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  19. Hello Bob,
    Nice series of photos of this Mandarin duck.
    Perfectly photographed, my congratulations.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, I am pleased you liked them.

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  20. Hello Bob,
    this is a very valuable series of this beautiful and graceful duck.
    You could therefore really make super nice feet.
    My compliments.
    Greetings, Helma

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