Thursday, 7 January 2016

Wigeon

As is normal for this time of year the Wigeon have returned to the local Parkland Lakes in quite some numbers. 
A very colourful species of Duck and I never pass up the chance to photograph them.
Between April and July they breed in Northern Europe and migrate South West in Winter particularly England. 
Icelandic breeders relocate to Scotland and Ireland.





The images below were taken on a different day in the late afternoon.



Male and Female




24 comments:

  1. Hello Roy
    I like this duck, is very cute. Nice picture my friend.
    Hugs

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  2. I do love Wigeon, their whistling calls being so much a part of the winter landscape, and you have some beautiful pics here Roy. The rich warm colours of their plumage looks wonderful in the winter sunshine :-)

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  3. Roy, it's always good to see, and hear, these colourful winter visitors. There's not been the usual large numbers in this area this year though!...[;o)

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    1. We have had about the normal amount here Trevor.

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  4. Great birds but shy, I remember spooking a flock of a couple of hundred into the air at Cotham Flash, whistling away! You must have a bloody good long lens!

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    1. Thanks Simon, its a 70-400mm Sony.

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  5. What a great looking duck - from that handsome head to the fine striped back feathers and that charming pointed tail. Lovely shots.

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  6. beautiful series of this lovely duck

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  7. Hey Roy... They sure are some colorful for sure. Very nice shot's ... especially like the sunlight ones.

    Grace

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  8. Perfect shots as always. They look so close and real that I feel like I am there. I haven't been doing much blog checking, but yours is always one of the first I come back to when I do, because you take such great photos and have great variety as well.

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  9. Oh lovely shots Roy and I'm sure even the ducks have enjoyed a spot of sunshine.

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  10. The wigeon are beautiful.
    In my area there are at this time very much.
    The males are so beautiful with the colorful cups.

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    1. Thanks Helma, yes a lovely species.

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  11. Fab pictures as always, what is your lens as it always seems like the birds are really close to you!! :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy.
      I used a Sony A77 Mk2 Camera with a Sony 70-400mm Mk2 lens.

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  12. Pure poetry, on this sequence!
    I love the colors and the reflexes...

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    1. Thanks Ana, we get these especially in winter.

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