Diving duck in muddy shallow waters in Hyde Park, binging on pondweed seeds.
No interactions present.
Probably a pochard really. Redheads have yellow eyes and a blue beak. Canvasbacks have a darker head colour, but I can't be absolutely certain from this picture.
Yes, a very dapper drake pochard.
Both redhead and canvasback are extremely rare in Britain as wild birds (just a handful of records), though they are often kept in wildfowl collections.
Would go with the pochard too
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Redhead would show a darker back and pale yellow eyes. You can just see the red eyes of this pochard.
Thanks for confirming my thoughts, Bob. You have however given your agreement to the Red-head duck ID above!
Redhead and Canvasback can both be ruled out by the bill pattern (+ the red eye would not be shown be a Redhead).
Lat/Lng: 51.5, -0.2
OS grid ref: TQ2680