Seen on Caldecotte Lake, in a managed park area.
No interactions present.
A female and the clearly defined edge of the head colouring makes me think this is a Goosander rather than a Red Breasted Merganser but I may be wrong ?
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
My Flickr site - www.flickr.com/photos/ceb1298
You are right, Chris. RBM never has a sharp-edged neckline like that.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
I thought I was right but there was just a tiny wee element of doubt. Chris
Thank you - it's very different to the merganser picture in my book but at your suggestion I have done a web image search for the goosander. It certainly does look like a female goosander. Thank you!
Lat/Lng: 52.0031, -0.7063
OS grid ref: SP889346