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In search of fluffy ducklings

2012.04.27
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I haven't been able to identify this pretty little duck - if anyone knows the species please do tell me!
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I found this White Faced Whistling Duck nestling contentedly on the bank of the lake.
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Believe it or not this cute little cygnet will eventually become a striking Black Necked Swan.
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It's never too early to go chasing stray seeds!
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I always have fun shooting the smaller birds in the reserve's feeding areas. This bluetit was very puzzled by my antics.
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It looks like this robin has been having a tough time chasing round after his family, judging by the state of his plumage.
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For once the local nuthatch stayed still for long enough for me to catch it on camera.
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Two rather vocal Canada Geese
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Time for a rest among the Bewick's Swans.
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This Greylag Goose spotted me as I peered out of a hide window....
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....then decided to demonstrate his impressive wings for me!
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15 Comments
karmankwarner You are an AMAZING photographer. These are beautiful.
karmankwarner · 2012-04-27: 19:38
NellyBly Absolutely gorgeous shots!! Love #2 so much..#3 is amazing that white fluff will be a Black Necked Swan!
NellyBly · 2012-04-27: 20:09
lgnelson #9 is wonderful! Love all the rest, too!
lgnelson · 2012-04-27: 22:50
mwbergeron01 # 2 and 9 are gorgeous close-ups! Wonderful set here!
mwbergeron01 · 2012-04-27: 23:25
inawe So very awesome! I can't pick a favourite. Love every single one.
inawe · 2012-04-28: 00:43
josy63 A magnificent set. I like these close-up and particularly 7 which shows its tongue... Fantastic !!
josy63 · 2012-04-28: 00:48
davids Great success I would say - the cygnet is too cute to be true and the Bewick swan shot is a classic
davids · 2012-04-28: 02:53
djnana #1-6 and 10 are completely captivating, although #3 is perhaps my favorite. Your camera work is always outstanding, Helen, but especially today!
djnana · 2012-04-28: 07:36
jennyLit adorable! i love #2!
jennyLit · 2012-04-28: 10:00
????? these are gorgeous, well done!!
????? · 2012-04-28: 10:24
Annbramwell Beautiful, that cygnet is absolutely adorable...
Annbramwell · 2012-04-28: 12:05
JustmeG Omg! this is one of the most beautiful set of birds I've ever seen here on PB! btw, I think the first duck is called the Fulvous Whistling duck ;))
JustmeG · 2012-04-28: 19:10
mystic1 WOw so cool love the babies
mystic1 · 2012-04-29: 00:36
Melusine Stunning images!
Especially #2 and 3 is quite unique :)
Melusine · 2012-04-29: 05:38
snowpie Lovely. I envy you the time you have to take those pictures!
snowpie · 2012-04-29: 11:51
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Category: Animals and birds
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Tagged: nature wildlife birds wwtarundel
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