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FEMALE GADWALL

Observed: 24th July 2011 By: Green SageGreen Sage’s reputation in BirdsGreen Sage’s reputation in BirdsGreen Sage’s reputation in Birds
FEMALE GADWALL
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Syrphus's picture

There are two species here, 3

There are two species here, 3 Tufted Duck and the rest young Mallard (I am fairly sure).

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gramandy's picture

I'd guess....

all tufted ducks - check beak?

Syrphus's picture

Those to the left with the

Those to the left with the yellow on the bill are young Mallard. There is no way these are other than Anas.

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gramandy's picture

I'm struggling but...

... think you're right

Turnstone's picture

Apart from the 3 Tufted Ducks

Murdo, the other 4 look very much like juvenile Gadwall to me. Grey heads and orange, rather than yellow, bills. I could be wrong but have
another look and see what you think

Tony

Syrphus's picture

I have tried to skirt around

I have tried to skirt around this one as I am not familiar with young Gadwall, but my first and continuing instinct is that they are Mallard. Ophrys should be definite about it if he drops in.

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Gadwell

Sure these are Gadwall, the bills have even orange sides and the culmen is unbroken. (Of course I’m not talking about the Tufties.)

Ray

Ray