14 March 2017

Another one that hadn't left


I was looking for the Ring-necked Duck again on Sunday and although I couldn't relocate it I did find a Baikal Teal.......................


There were 2 males over the New Year holiday, was this one of them?



It was a long way off: all these shots are at 700mm and fairly aggressively cropped too.




Like the aforementioned Ring-necked Duck may have been, had this been here all winter hiding away on some nearby ice-free stream or pond hidden from prying eyes?




There was also a drake Falcated Duck around, yet another interesting species from earlier in the year.

Although these are cropped the nice light was a bit of help.




6 comments:

  1. This is a beautifully marked duck stuart. there are NO lions or wild animals roaming willie nillie around Africa so you are very safe.

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    1. Hi Margaret, I was kind of joking for comic effect.............not very funny admittedly.

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  2. Wow, you are really lucking out with outstanding waterfowl over the last couple of days.

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    1. Thanks David, just hope we get some interesting geese passing through soon to continue the trend.........

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  3. Ooooh...Baikal Teal - a bird to gladden the heart !

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    1. Thanks John, they are pretty rare in Hokkaido so I was very glad to find it.

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