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What duck...? 4

Observed: 27th July 2011 By: Vb3886
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I think it may be a goosander or a red-breasted merganser but am unsure.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Thanks.

I didn't recognise it so it is good that someone else can. Thank you!
Vicky

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Exotic ducks

Hi Vicky, the photo of this duck and the following four or five - were they taken in a wildfowl collection? They are all species that are not native to the British Isles and would be quite unusual in a wild state - especially so many different species together.
Cheers, Colin

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Hi colin,

Yes the many photos I took were at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust castle Espie centre in Belfast. They are mostly a wild collection of foreign birds in this one large area. It's pretty amazing to see them all really.
If you are interested in non-native species then this is an excellent place to see them up close. I loved it!
I think I took photos of at least 30 different species.
Thanks for the interest,
Vicky