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Boldon Flats near South Shields

Boldon Flats, near South Shields

It’s a duck, and it’s on water, what else can I tell you?

Boldon Flats is an area of land just outside of South Shields where many birds gather, it is a popular haunt with birdwatchers, ornithologists, “twitchers”. There is a permanent pond there and often the surrounding area floods after rain so it is an ideal habitat for waders and dippers, as well as migrating birds from Scandinavia. Ornithology is not my strongpoint, perhaps we should ask Pops Lincoln at Brookville Daily Photo if he can identify this little duck for us.

This is a crop from a larger image.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, lens 450mm, 1/350 second, f9.5, iso 200



Written by curly

January 7, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Birds, Colour, South Shields

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  1. It is a long way out there to the duck but if it was taken in this country I would say it is a female or hen mallard duck.

    Abraham Lincoln

    June 19, 2008 at 10:19 am

  2. Thanks Pops!


    June 19, 2008 at 7:45 pm

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