October 21, 2013
Send in the clowns
I find it to be quite comical looking with its upturned bill.
The whole shape of its head and the colouration makes me think of a clown.
They have an unusual profile when flying. Again the upturned bill and shape just make me smile.
The Common Shelduck resembles a small short-necked goose in size and shape. It is a striking bird, with a reddish-pink bill, pink feet, a white body with chestnut patches and a black belly, and a dark green head and neck.