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The bird called shelduck in UK is more accurately called the common shelduck, and occasionally males may be called sheldrakes. We see them in their hundreds during winter visits to… 144 more words

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Seen on a recent visit to WWT Martin Mere, the pintail is a winter visitor in most parts of the UK. The pointed tail makes recognition easy, even for me. 97 more words

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On Sunday I had the chance of watching some Shelduck displaying and chasing. Shelducks are truly spectacular ducks, large, with very striking plumage and bold behaviour. 117 more words


A visit to Titchwell in Norfolk

Despite a rather ominous forecast (more fog) we nevertheless headed off to North Norfolk yesterday. As it turned out there was no fog to be found on the two hour drive from Northamptonshire or on the Norfolk coast. 324 more words


December 1, 2016 – Radjah Shelduck or White-headed Shelduck (Tadorna radjah or Radjah radjah)

These ducks are found along the coasts of New Guinea, northern Australia, and nearby islands. 61 more words


November 11, 2016 – Ruddy Shelduck, Brahminy Duck, Ruddy Sheld-Duck, or Ruddy Sheldrake (Tadorna ferruginea)

These waterfowl breed from southeastern Europe through southern and central Asia, migrating to South and Southeast Asia and parts of Africa, with several resident populations. 58 more words


Sunday Inspiration - More Anatidae Swimmers

And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

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