North Norfolk Part 3 - Shelduck, Shoveler and Tufted Duck

I don't usually find ducks that inspiring to photograph. It's something about the fact that they can often be quite drab and provide a limited number of poses or action shots. However, on this occasion the bright conditions and lack of wind allowed some nice reflections, making potential images a little bit more interesting.

One of my favourite ducks is the Shelduck. I like the chesnut markings and the complimentary red beak. The following shots were taken from one of the hides at Cley, where several birds came quite close in to feed.
 

Shelduck

Shelduck

Shelduck

 

Later in the day, whilst I was in another hide at Cley, a female Tufted Duck came in close allowing a nice portrait image.

 

Tufted Duck

 

My final location of the day was Titchwell where a male Shoveler allowed a series of images from one of the hides as it preened in the evening light.

 

Shoveler

 

Shoveler

 

For more images of Sheluck, Shoveler and Tufted Duck please click here