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Red Crested Pochard

Observed: 28th November 2009 By: er2938
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Feral population of Red-crested Pochards that established itself this year on the main lake in Kew. These aren't 'kept' and can fly etc

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Superb, but preposterous head

Superb, but preposterous head and bill colour on the drakes. Yet, the truly wild ones can be surprsingly difficult to spot, skulking in the fringing reeds of large wetlands in southern Europe. I remember being so proud of getting a shot of a male in S'Albufera, Mallorca, many years ago - nowhere near as good as these ones, unfortunately!