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Duck

Taken a few years ago on the sea wall at Lynmouth in Devon.  This Eider?Mallard?/Teal? duck (whatever)was so passive it just sat there while I moved in with my camera.

Early viewers will not the change of title from "Eider Duck", I am not an expert on these things by any means.

I have a couple more pictures from here I will show in due course.

Duck

Taken a few years ago on the sea wall at Lynmouth in Devon.  This Eider?Mallard?/Teal? duck (whatever)was so passive it just sat there while I moved in with my camera.

Early viewers will not the change of title from "Eider Duck", I am not an expert on these things by any means.

I have a couple more pictures from here I will show in due course.

comments (16)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 15 Jun 2009, 01:12
At first I thought he/she was sitting on some eggs, Brian. Maybe it's just one contented duck and you didn't seem that threatening!
Brian Walbey: It certainly didn't move an inch while I was there Ginnie. Thanks for your comment.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jun 2009, 03:09
Very pretty...and, nicely captured, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jun 2009, 07:47
A fine capture, Brian, and she looks at ease with you by the look of her. I think you're find that this is a female mallard, though, rather than an eider duck - http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/m/mallard/#
If this was an aider duck, then the cost of a decent eider duvet would come tumbling down wink
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, you might note there is a late change of title smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:25
Fantastic detail Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
A very nice picture, Brian. You've captured the texture of those feathers perfectly. The look in her eye says "do what you like, I'm so happy I don't care".
Sorry to say, I think Alan could be right and this could be a female mallard, or even a female teal. Let's see how many other suggestions you get. Then you can take your pick or stick with your original ID.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Sheila, I've made a late change of title, it is now called "Duck", very original smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:35
She clearly saw you as no threat Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed not Chris.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jun 2009, 10:23
She looks very comfy nestled on her little patch on the wall - probably didn't want to give it up!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: She didn't move an inch when I shoved my camera at her Ingrid.
Wonderful capture Brian. The details are superb!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jun 2009, 15:29
A beautiful example of duck! I too think that the duck trusted in you- it is no eiderduck (=the softest duck with the black feathers) but a mallard duc; in opposite to the human beans the male ducks look more beautiful than the female ones as we still at school learnt --with the exception of your depictured one!
Brian Walbey: Opinion seems to be that it is a Mallard Philine, I stand corrected.
She's gorgeous Brian. I have a couple of duck shots to post soon, when I have exhausted my boat shots!
Brian Walbey: She kept very still Pamela, a real poser!
Beautiful capture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
It is a female Mallard Brian...I thinktongue
Brian Walbey: Seems to be the general opinion Bill.
  • graham pickett
  • United Kingdom SOUTHSEA HAMPSHIRE
  • 15 Jun 2009, 21:12
Orange sauce!!! only joking - nice capture Brian,thanks very much for the link you put on posters on Les Aulds blog great info.
Brian Walbey: Glad you like the picture and the link Graham, thanks for looking in.
Definitly a female Mallard - perhaps. One contented duck anyway/
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, I've got the message by now, it must be a Mallard.
Nice duck
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert.
"Duck" covers it.. he he
Nice details
really well captured
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.

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