Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

Whilst most birds are undoubtedly escapes or of such origin, this is a very attactive species which merits inclusion here. Effectively wild birds (no rings on any of them) from Venus Pool and Newport Wetlands.

Ruddy Shelduck VP 21 1 11 Raw edit IMG_4115

Ruddy Shelduck VP 21 1 11 Raw edit IMG_4115



Ruddy Shelduck wingflap dark band detail VP 21 1 11 IMG_4156

Ruddy Shelduck wingflap dark band detail VP 21 1 11 IMG_4156



Ruddy Shelduck VP 21 1 11 IMG_4162

Ruddy Shelduck VP 21 1 11  IMG_4162



Ruddy Shelduck attacking Coot VP 21 1 11 IMG_4092

Ruddy Shelduck attacking Coot VP 21 1 11 IMG_4092



Ruddy Shelduck flap VP 21 1 11 IMG_4153

Ruddy Shelduck flap VP 21 1 11 IMG_4153



Ruddy Shelduck stretch dark band detail VP 21 1 11 IMG_4144

Ruddy Shelduck stretch dark band detail VP 21 1 11 IMG_4144



Ruddy Shelduck VP 21 1 11 IMG_4171

Ruddy Shelduck VP 21 1 11  IMG_4171



Ruddy Shelduck pair flight Newport Wetlands 5 7 09 IMG_8581

Ruddy Shelduck pair flight Newport Wetlands 5 7 09 IMG_8581



Ruddy Shelduck pair Newport Wetlands 5 7 09 IMG_8552

Ruddy Shelduck pair Newport Wetlands 5 7 09  IMG_8552



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