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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