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|DANUBE DELTA (great number of ducks flying together)|
The common pochard is a medium-sized diving duck.
The adult male has a long dark bill with a grey band, a red head and neck, a black breast, red eyes and a grey back. The adult female has a brown head and body and a narrower grey bill-band. The triangular head shape is distinctive. Pochards are superficially similar to the closely related North American redhead and canvasback.
Their breeding habitat consists of marshes and lakes with a metre or more water depth. Pochards breed in much of temperate and northern Europe into Asia. They are migratory, and spend winter in the south and west of Europe.
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Amazing view of these birds flying together in a huge flock, Marius.
Danube Delta seems like a great bird sanctuary in your region.
Thanks for sharing another great picture from your outing there.
- [2017-09-28 8:50]
Hi Marius,what a lot of ducks,the delta is very very rich of this species as i can see! A fantastic in flight capture with impressive details,so sharp that i can count how may they are..eheh..well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-09-28 17:45]
What a magnificent inflight image of this large flock of Pochards. Tac sharp focus showing them in a number of different wing positions. Beautifully marked even at this great distance. The white markings on their wings really catch your eye.
Ciao Marius, great capture of a lot of birds, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio