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Smew

Observed: 15th February 2011 By: gskm.shawgskm.shaw’s reputation in Birds
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Young male.

This one is a first year male which is just starting to change from the female like juvenile plumage into the white plumage of an adult male.
You might see similar 'mixed plumage' in other duck species at this time of year.