Sunday, 5 July 2009

Goldcliff lagoons - Ruddy Shelducks

Swimming gala duty took me to Newport (Gwent) for the weekend and a brief break from the heat and humidity of the pool took me to the nearby wetlands for an hour Sunday morning.

The only birds of note (for what it's worth) were a pair of Ruddy Shelduck. The age old question of 'origin' will of course never be known and the list police can back off as they won't be on my list! Nevertheless, worth a picture or two as the bird information sites keep putting the news out......






Male and then female portraits - quite easy to distinguish.








They were just as flighty as the local Shelducks and the moral is.....






Get to the front of the flock if you want to remain unwhitewashed!!

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