Saturday, 25 May 2013

Ducks with redeye

On my rambles the other day I came across a few ducks , First off Pochard,   

Two fine males no females about.

Thought I might have to get the redeye tool in action


Next up a fine male Gadwall


And close by a pair of Gadwall, some of the feathers on the male are beautifully marked.
  and not to be out done our friend the Mallard

He must be getting on a bit , he is dribbling.


And close by his misses with the kids, she actually had about 6 left but they where behaving badly doing their own thing all aver the  pond. consequently quite a few had fallen prey to crows and gulls.

And lastly by the coast a pair of Shelduck
 

6 comments:

  1. Were these seen around the Penrith area? Never had Pochard or Gadwall at Thacka! haha.

    James.

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  2. No James only the Mallard, the rest at Leighton,
    All the best mate, Gordon.

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  3. Hi Gordon, these are such pretty ducks! I love the vibrant colors on the first duck! The male Gadwell is striking also; I think I've only seen females. Take care!!

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  4. Thanks Tammy, can't keep up with you though.
    Gordon.

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  5. love when i get to see gadwalls here. the pochards are gorgeous!

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    1. Yes the Pochards where looking particularly good that day.
      Thanks again Gordon.

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