Tuesday, 9 May 2017

A wee bit more from Castle Howard

Gadwall (Anas strepera) this female is creating quite a bow wave for a small duck.

Femal Gadwall
And we have liftoff.
A pair of Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) these are diving ducks, so can be difficult to photograph if they are in feeding mode.

Male Tufted.
Linking to Stewarts wild bird Wednesday,  paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.co.uk

32 comments:

  1. Ducks are always very interesting to watch
    Hope you are having a great week!

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    1. The week is going fine, thank you for looking in, Gordon.

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  2. Great photos. Tufted ducks and Gadwalls nesting also here in Finland.

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    1. Its always interesting to know what is going on in other countries as regards the nesting season.
      Thank you Gordon.

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  3. Lovely shots & a joy to see "lift off!"

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    1. Thank you Christine good of you to look in.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  4. Lovely ducks. I am sorry these days I do not have the same time to comment on all your posts due to recent events but I appreaciae you posts and your comments on mine.

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    1. Hi Margaret, that's fine, you just do what you can when you can, you just take care, Gordon.

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  5. ...love the Tufted Ducks...striking!

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    1. Thank you Kelly and for takeing the time.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  6. Hello gordon
    These are beautiful pictures of the cracking and the chubby.
    The colors are also very beautiful. :-)
    Nature brings us a lot of beautiful flora and fauna.
    Best regards, Helma

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    1. How right you are Helma,thank you for looking in, Gordon.

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  7. Diving ducks are very difficult to get pictures of -- I have so many 'rear-view' pictures of them -- I swear the hear my finger move to take the picture and then they dive! You did an amazing job.

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  8. Hello, great captures of the ducks. I would love to see the Tufted Duck. I was away for two weeks and I am so sorry to be late commenting and visiting your post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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    1. No worries, been away my self too.
      Gordon.

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  9. Very nice photos of the ducks. Those diving ducks can be hard to catch!

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    1. Thanks for looking Kenneth, I always find your blog and write ups interesting.
      All the best Gordon.

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  10. Gadwall are really nice looking ducks - not flamboyant, but good!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. I do apologize for not answering your comments sooner , but I have been away, on a road trip to Cornwall with my Daughter. More to come, but not a lot.

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  12. Hello!:) Great captures of the ducks, and I love that lift off shot!:)

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    1. Welcome Breathtaking from Portugal alway good to hear from another part of the globe, and thank you for looking in. Gordon.

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  13. Beautiful shots of Gadwall.

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  14. The Tufted ducks are so unique. I saw one for the first time this Spring! You take such great photos!

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  15. I do thank you so much for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'...it's always a pleasure visiting!!

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  16. Don't worry about it Gordon. I often click "delete" instead of "publish" when usingmy Smartphone that isn't too smart. Gadwalls I like but we don't see too many around here.

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  17. Nice work. Waterfowl are often cooperative subjects and you have captured them nicely here.

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    1. Thank you David, waterfowl and waders I love them its the combination of being by water, and interesting birds.
      All the best, Gordon.

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  18. Enjoyed seeing all the duck photos especially like the one of the duck taking flight!

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    1. Thank you Jean, much appreciated, nice of you to look in.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  19. the Gadwal is a bird I have not seen, Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you for looking in, yes its a smart bird even though it isn't colourful.
      Takr care, Gordon.

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