Saturday, 27 January 2018

The Ducks of Rutland Water

Saturday 28 January

Following on from the recently published blog, I thought readers might like to see more of the twelve "ducks" (if you include Egyptian Goose) seen during my visit to Rutland Water yesterday.  And all being well off to the North Norfolk coast tomorrow so, hopefully, some new birds.


Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna

 














Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus  (Goose or duck?)




















Mallard Anas platyrhynchos and Shoveler Anas clypeata (top of photo)























Pintail Anas acuta














  






Gadwall Anas strepera

 


















Wigeon Anas penelope






















Teal  Anas crecca





















Common Pochard Aythya ferina





















Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula











Goldeneye Bucephala clangula


 


















Smew Mergellus albellus




















  
Goosander Mergus merganser




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