14 December 2016

A scruffy duck


I had a spare hour or so to kill and the weather was mild and sunny so I took a short walk along the local river........................


I was surprised to see this drake Falcated Duck teamed up with a Wigeon.....................


This is one of the most attractive east Asian ducks but as you can see it hasn't finished its moult yet and was looking rather scruffy. I hope it stays a while and looks a bit tidier.............

A Great Egret was nearby.......................


Not great angles,I was looking down from the top of the concrete embankments.

In the park nearby there were a few Dusky Thrushes and Hawfinches. Here's one of the latter. This is a common winter visitor in Hokkaido.................


10 comments:

  1. It's to imagine Hawfinch as a "common" winter visitor. I have never seen one!

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    1. They are indeed common here but are very scarce in the UK where i only ever saw one ever.

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  2. We rarely see hot finches here in Northern Ireland and that is a lovely shot

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  3. Hawfinch would draw a big crowd here - hope the Falc Teal is re-findable in better plumage later...

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    1. I hope so too but the heavy snow last night may have moved it south...........

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  4. I don't know what the world is coming to. Even the ducks can't deside which gender they are.

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    1. Well they can't make hybrids but maybe they can adopt...........

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  5. i enjoyed these beautiful photos .Asian ducks are seen here too .
    loved the duck with dark color i never saw it here around

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