HYBRID WILDFOWL– all images taken by M.J.McGill unless stated
South Lake, WWT Slimbridge, 15 December 2013
Same bird on 9 December 2013, South Lake, WWT Slimbridge
Pochard/Ferruginous Duck types
9 November 2013, Rushy, WWT Slimbridge, overwintering since October 2013, still present into December. Likley to be same as previous winter see below.
This bird was at WWT in December 2012. Image taken on 16 December 2012
This bird seen at WWT Slimbridge, South Lake 11 March 2013.
This bird (below) was on the Rushy on 21 March 2013.
Note that it displays a small white undertail (side) markings on the right side and a feint one on the left.
This bird (below) was on the Tack Piece on 21 March 2013 (same day as above)
It displays extensive white on undertail. Is it the same bird?
Tufted Duck types
This bird, a male displayed as a Pochard/Ferruginous, it was smaller than Tufted Duck. Note white on undertail sides.
Note bronze colour on crown.
This bird (below) was present on 13 March 2013, Big Pen, WWT Slimbridge.
Note complete lack of white on undertail sides. Compare with above.
Close up of rear end…no white.
Tufted Duck or Tufted x with greyish flanks and short head tuft.
American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon
This bird present from Feb 2013, taken on 11 March 2013.
Note extended mohican