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Saturday, 30 January 2016
Wigeon, gadwall, pochard and shoveler
We're getting much better at identifying ducks! As well as the mallards and tufted ducks, we identified some other species today.
male & female gadwall
There were a couple of pairs of
, and some males that seemed to be on their own.
At a distance I thought this was a red-crested pochard, but realised he didn't have the right colouring. It is, in fact, a
I thought this was quite a nice picture of red-crested pochards in flight.
And we saw a few shovelers in flight - such strange-looking birds. But just the one male on the lake.
Shovelers in flight
Shoveler male coming in to land
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