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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Long-tailed Duck




We spotted this beautiful male Long-tailed Duck in his winter dress from the pier in Binz, at the Baltic Sea, but he didn't want to pose us too long and dived. For more birds from all over the world visit World Bird Wednesday

30 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

He is adorable!Thanks so much for introducing him to us!
Léia

Wolfsrosebud said...

love the contrast and action

Bob Bushell said...

A lovely duck, hard to see in England.

holdingmoments said...

What a beauty he is.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! he's awesome!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What beautiful markings he has. Thank you for sharing.

Carletta said...

What a great series!
He is quite striking isn't he. I love the 'bottoms up' shot. :)

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of a beautiful bird. I ahve only seen it once and from quite a distance. But I was happy anyway. :)

Gary said...

He's a beauty, and that last photo is priceless!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

Wow! Joo what a stunning bird to see.. and I haven't.
Beautiful images..

Giga said...

Śliczna kaczka i wspaniałe zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh he's beautiful. And in this case, the dive just highlighted that beautiful tail, so it was well-timed. (I have thrown away a lot of not- nearly so pretty pictures of "duck-butts").

Lowell said...

He's beautiful! And I think is performing for your camera!

Pat said...

What a beautiful duck! Great shots.

Stewart M said...

Very nice duck - even a short view of one of these is great.

Stewart M - Australia

magiceye said...

brilliant captures!

Robin R Robinson said...

Absolutely fabulous Long Tailed duck shots! I envy you these close ups. I love the sound they make which sounds like sqeaking bed springs to me. Nice job!

phylliso said...

What a beautiful bird I have not seen before!phyllis

Connie Smiley said...

What a beauty, right down to his disappearance act!

Ross said...

Great shots! Birds like this are often forgot about yet there markings and colors make them some of the nicest to shoot.

NewMexiKen said...

Great images of the duck, Joo. Its plumage is so bright, and I love the action.

arabesque said...

i've never seen this kind of duck before.
unusually cool stripesa and
cute! ^0^

Reena Walkling said...

Great photos ... amazing tail.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Very nice pictures! Havent seen this duck before!
Many greetings from Switzerland
Yvonne & Raphael

JM said...

What gorgeous duck! Have never seen this species before. Great sequence, Joo.

Fotokarusellen said...

What a beauty. Great shots, Joo.

Scott Simmons said...

Nice shots! I love these ducks!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Great series of shots. I've never seen a duck like this one.

seema gupta said...

so eye catching ya
REgards

magiceye said...

loved these!!

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