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Hornsbury Mill, Chard 5

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 17 July 2013 in Animal & Insect.

I believe this is a Muscovy duck; there were a few living in the grounds at Hornsbury Mill.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Etsu from Japan

Woderful shot. Excellent capture of the rare duck with nice composition. I've never seen it here.

17 Jul 2013 8:16am

@Etsu: Thanks Etsu, I've never seen one either, but apparently they aren't so rare here...

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot

17 Jul 2013 12:07pm

@Sarito: Cheers Sarito!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Great capture. I love the attitude!

17 Jul 2013 3:13pm

@Richard Standley: Cheers Richard!

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent composition, the duck is beautiful. The light and colors are superb.
Have a good evening.

17 Jul 2013 7:37pm

@gerard1948: Thanks gerard!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice capture of this character who seems to own the place.

17 Jul 2013 10:53pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve, certainly untroubled by any people walking around!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The "Ugly Duck"! It surprised me the first time I saw one at the Showa Memorial Park at Tachikawa (Tokyo). It was big and placid, did not budge at all, no matter how close I got to it! Quite surprising to see it perched, did not think it could fly!!!

26 Jul 2013 4:38am

@Japanalia: I guess they fly when they want to Gabriela!