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By RonnieAG
A Goosander, a bird I have not seen before.........perhaps not a great shot, but the best of many taken, as the mallards insisted in chasing it off..........and as you may recall I prefer my subjects to move more slowly, preferably not at all.......WinkWinkWink.

My thanks to all who commented on Winter Trees and Shadows.


Tags: Duck Smew Wildlife and nature Mergellus albellus


Fotofunguy 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 7:50AM
Morning Ronnie, beautiful image but I think you will find that this is Goosander (Mergus mrerganser).
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 7:51AM
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
18 Feb 2014 7:55AM
Thanks Barrie.......I have amended details and ID.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 7:58AM
Wow Ronnie..that is wildlife at it's best!! love the detail in the eye
great all rounder and finished off with the movement in the water..brilliant shot
18 Feb 2014 8:15AM
Fine capture Ronnie,
18 Feb 2014 8:19AM
I'll add Goosander to my list of new things fro today Ronnie.
Looks a bit drookit.

ali63 10 791 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 8:26AM
Lovely capture,

Mike_Young Plus
15 31 13 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 8:35AM
Splendid shot Ronnie
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
18 Feb 2014 8:55AM
Well spotted and captured, Ronnie. Carol
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 10:00AM
I've never seen one of these either, very peculiar beak.
debu 12 India
18 Feb 2014 10:27AM
Nicely captured.
18 Feb 2014 10:55AM
creating a fine bow wave as well which all adds hmm not sure I have known of this bird a Goosander we learn every day many thanks for the UA I will PM later off to physio again.

mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
18 Feb 2014 11:25AM
Looks a fine shot to me Ronnie.
And I know what you mean.
I am so glad rust does not move !!
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 11:30AM
An unusual looking bird, yet one which you have captured very well with pin sharp detail and wonderful natural colouring Ronnie.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 21 Canada
18 Feb 2014 11:41AM
A lovely bird and very well captured Ronnie.
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
18 Feb 2014 11:56AM
Very nice capture, Ronnie, with excellent plumage detail, fine eye and water droplets falling from beak. Lovely tones and clarity.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 12:16PM
An unusual bird Ronnie well captured and I couldn't help smiling at your preference for
things not moving!!!!!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
18 Feb 2014 12:19PM
Beautiful bird, well taken Ronnie. Detailed.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 12:34PM
Have heared about these birds but never seen one Ronnie, a nice capture thanks for shareingSmile

danbrann 17 640 17
18 Feb 2014 12:42PM
A great study Ronnie.
AnnJ 10 5 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 1:33PM
Have never seen one of these. Excellent image. Ann.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
18 Feb 2014 2:03PM
A duck I do no know about--- Even ducks can move too fast, but you have captured this one well!
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
18 Feb 2014 3:35PM
Beautiful shot Ronnie.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
cardikit Junior Member 9 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 3:48PM
A truly lovely image Ronnie! Smile

18 Feb 2014 4:00PM
kathrynlouise 10 423 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 4:46PM
A beauty Ronnie, well captured GrinGrin

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 5:08PM
Love the way that you have captured the movement of the water in tis fine shot.
18 Feb 2014 5:52PM
I like the write up RonnieGrin and this is a smashing shot of a very unusual Bird. Well i've never seen one anyway, so it's unusual to me Wink

John Smile
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 6:17PM
A fine shot considering the arduous conditions you were under, Ronnie.

jaktis 18 84 Sweden
18 Feb 2014 6:29PM
I do like it

Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 6:52PM
Cracking image Ronnie.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
18 Feb 2014 6:52PM
Beautifully captured, what a pretty bird
EileenH 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 7:01PM
Lovely captureSmile

pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 8:06PM
As you may recall I prefer my subjects to move more slowly, preferably not at all - I can relate to this comment RonnieWink good shot under difficult circumstances, could it be a merganzer! Not sure.
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
18 Feb 2014 8:19PM
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 51 England
18 Feb 2014 8:49PM
Excellent capture Ronnie - the female of the species.
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
18 Feb 2014 10:56PM
great bird shot, I love the drops on his chcolate head!
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
19 Feb 2014 6:23AM
A great take for a moving subject, Ronnie. Beautiful bird.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Feb 2014 11:04AM
I too prefer subjects that aren't likely to run - or swim - off whilst photographing them! But a great shot here, Ronnie Smile
Trev Smile
Niknut Plus
11 3.1k 82 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 5:15PM
A fine shot Ronnie !! of my favourite birds !!
20 Feb 2014 6:28PM
There are Mersanger Ducks at Pensthorpe, here in Norfolk, looks like the same family. Have never seen them in the wild though, love the water droplets and swirly water Ronnie.

Jasper87 Plus
12 2.9k 158 England
20 Feb 2014 10:11PM
Sharp and detailed, Ronnie but I do agree with you about preferred subjects. My bridges don't move that quickly!! GrinGrin

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
28 Feb 2014 10:43PM
A fine shot of this unusual looking duck Ronnie, i've seen a few of these at Slimbridge and on the River Wye at Hereford but have only managed one half decent shot of one

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