Sunday, July 31, 2022

Common Shelduck

The common shelduck is a duck inhabiting portions of Europe and Asia and just a few spots in far northern Africa. It has a reddish pink bill, pink feet, a mostly white body with chestnut patches, a black belly, and a dark green head and neck. 
Shelduck near a greater flamingo. 

We saw a solo shelduck on a rocky ridge in a pond that I believe may have been nesting. It was very hard to see and my photos are blurry at best, but at least discernable. 
Later at open water on the estuary we saw a flock of them flying very, very far away and they are only discernable because of the basic colors. 

1 comment:

  1. Are they rare, or did we just not happen to see more?