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Duck Feeder?

By SteveMoulding    
I've seen birds, sqirrels, mice and even rats on feeders but the first time I have seen a duck. This Mandarin Duck obviously took a fancy to the seed and as there were few birds around to drop the seed conveiniently for him, he decided to help himself. Unfortunately for him unsuccessfully, his beak didn't quite fit. I don't expect this to score highly, it's just a bit of fun. Looks better large.
This isn't the best of exposures because of the bright sunlight but I liked it for the amusement factor. I hope you do too. Taken at Arundel WWT on Sunday.

Thanks for all your votes and C&C's on my uploads, they are all very much appreciated.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: goso, peugeot406, Alan_Baseley and 39 more

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goso 11 2 1 Australia
29 Apr 2009 8:41AM
Unusual shot Steve - well done....Bill

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gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
29 Apr 2009 9:01AM
Its a great unusual shot Steve and well worth showing. - gary
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 10:50AM
well thats a new one for sure......

Rachel99 8 1 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 10:56AM
Amazing. You wouldn't think their feet would let them perch like that! Well captured.
29 Apr 2009 3:39PM
Wow, what a turn up for the books! Love it! Well spotted.
29 Apr 2009 3:44PM
No never seen this lol
Good shot
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
29 Apr 2009 4:09PM
Well spotted and captured.
JPT 8 5
29 Apr 2009 4:22PM
Nice shot Steve, Jim.
m3lem 11 England
29 Apr 2009 4:35PM
Well spotted and wow, never seen anything like it, brilliant
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
29 Apr 2009 5:26PM
Obvously a case of "needs must"! Hope he got something for all his efforts. Great fun to see.
Campbell 8 1 Scotland
29 Apr 2009 5:36PM
Wow!! What a capture, excellent colour and detail.
VidB 9 11 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 7:52PM
Great capture, what's the chance of seeing that again, well seen and captuerd.
29 Apr 2009 8:23PM
never have I seen this before so a fantastic capture well timed
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 8:27PM
Wow. How unusual. Well spotted and captured.

jamil 11 4 Scotland
29 Apr 2009 8:49PM
This is just super never seen this before.Well captured.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 8:52PM
Super shot Steve, very unusual
29 Apr 2009 9:14PM
Great capture Steve, yes I have seen them do that too, they seem to have it off to a fine art.
jayjay52 8 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 10:26PM
I`ve never seen a duck on a feeder!
jgmford 10 England
30 Apr 2009 12:42AM
Great detail close up capture, love the colour.Great pose, well timed. Never seen this before, will have to look out for it.
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
30 Apr 2009 2:22AM
it's my first time to see duck on a feeder Stephen, this is great and fascinating!
RTDS 9 Cyprus
30 Apr 2009 6:39AM
Superb..great details and colours.
maggie9 8 45 2 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 6:45AM
ok whats going on here?! aye there is a wee bit of over exposure, but the entertainment value is fantastic Smile
wildlife always comes up with the unexpected to make your heart smile.....lucky you got it on camera
30 Apr 2009 8:06AM
Fantastic image,well taken.
targetman 8 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:00AM
Well Steve that`s one to treasure ive never seen it before either well captured thanks Don.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 10:18AM
He is a bit of an oppertunist - well captured and a shame that his bravery didn't pay off Ina
TerryMcK Plus
8 71 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 10:59AM
Well done on this unusual capture, Steve.
They'll try anything - I've seen a Swan wrecking a feeder to get to the peanuts!
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 11:00AM
That is soo unusual
iancam 9 23 England
1 May 2009 5:01AM
Superb shot Steve
ryuneo 12 67
15 May 2009 7:03PM
Great catch! I love these ducks
Wulver 8 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 10:15AM
wow, what an unusual sight, well captured
RTR 8 8 8 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2009 10:45PM
How very unusual, this must be a first! well done on being around when this actually occurred, I can see this winning the favour of your local newspaper if they allow photos to be submitted. Rich.

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