Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Shovelers

Shovelers were in good numbers at RSPB Titchwell, Norfolk. My parents and I arrived late afternoonish and the sun was already getting quite low in the sky. Not good when you're looking straight into it, but when it's behind you it allows you to get some really nice and different pictures.
The Shovelers were close to one of the hides and they looked totally oblivious to us and me with my camera. I do like their unusually big shovel like bill. It makes them stand out amongst the crowd.

The female here.

The rather dapper looking male in the nice sunlight.

A female Teal joining the late afternoon party.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely shots, the sun gives a warm glow to their feathers.
    Regards.

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  2. That soft light is wonderful. Very nice images!

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  3. Lovely lighting in these shots. Have a good weekend

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  4. Hello Adam, beautiful captures of the Shoveler.. The male looks beautiful and the lighting is perfect. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy weekend!

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  5. For a very long time I never noticed the shovelers because they look so much like mallards...unless you notice their beaks!

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  6. I like the early morning light Adam as it lasts longer than the evening light. When there's the opportunity ducks make great subjects.

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  7. I like the early morning light Adam as it lasts longer than the evening light. When there's the opportunity ducks make great subjects.

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  8. Love the beak on the Shovelers! Beautiful images!

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  9. Gorgeous in the late afternoon light!

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  10. Beautiful images of this shovelers.
    The light is really beautiful.

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  11. pretty ducks looking mighty beautiful in the golden light!!!!

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  12. Lovely shots! I like the soft evening light.

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  13. That's some sexy looking beaks on those shovellers!

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  14. They are lovely! I'm looking forward to getting to one of my nearest RSPB sites soon.

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  15. I don't think I have ever seen a Shoveller but I too love their beak.
    Many thanks for adding some ducks to #AnimalTales :)

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  16. I haven't had the chance to see some water birds for a while now. Norfolk is such a wonderful place for bird watching. My highest species count was on a weekend there.

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  17. The Mother says - What lovely photos. Some of our favourite walks involve walking around the local streams, rivers and reservoirs and they're always ducks, geese, swans and moorhens. They're such characters. #animaltales

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