A very beautiful duck, species unknown to me, at Birdworld in April 2019.
More bird pictures at The BIRD D’Pot and Saturday’s Critters.
Many thanks to Eileen at Saturday’s Critters for naming the duck; White-faced Whistling Duck.
I revisited Wiltshire in the middle of October and a special wish of mine was to see if the geese at Upavon still were there. We discovered them sleeping on the road in the spring of 2017 when we visited Wiltshire and my son drove this road from Urchfont where we had hired a cottage to Tidworth where my daughter works. Another day they stood in the middle of the road hissing at the cars. I have wondered if they survived as they seemed to be so fond of the road. So my daughter drove to Upavon on our search for the white chalk horses of Wiltshire. When we passed in the morning I caught a glimpse of them in the river. When we passed a few hours later we stopped the car and went looking and found them on a field by the river. On a closer inspection they turned out to be ducks and not geese and I counted to 17 ducks resting in the field and they all looked well. I suppose even ducks can show the behavior of geese or if it really were geese that I saw from the car in 2017. They seemed quite big and they hissed at the cars. More animal pictures at Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters and more bird pictures at The BIRD D’Pot and Wild Bird Wednesday. I also share this post with Our World Tuesday.
A little opportunist heard me rustle with something that probably sounded like a plastic bag and came up to me. I hope he or she learns not to thrust that easily. The bird is quite beautiful. More critters at Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters and more winged pictures at Wild Bird Wednesday and The BIRD D’Pot .
This duck and it´s mates promenaded on the grass at Windsor racecourse by the river Thames in England when I was there two years ago. I haven´t been able to put a name to this duck . More animal pictures at Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters and more bird pictures at The BIRD D’Pot and Wild Bird Wednesday.
Update! Many thanks to Anni, Margaret and Eileen for giving me the name for the bird. It is an egyptian goose and native to Africa and imported to England, the Netherlands and Germany as ornamental birds (as read on Wikipedia). And the place where I saw the birds was at Windsor racecourse in England so i think this fits as well. Maybe they had escaped from nearby Windsor castle?