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Male Gadwall

Observed: 16th May 2010 By: SteveTSteveT’s reputation in BirdsSteveT’s reputation in Birds
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Close-up of a male Gadwall at RSPB's Old Moor Reserve

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The bird shows a characteristic of Gadwall - they are extremely late to moult into breeding plumage. The scattered brown feathers are from last year's eclipse or juvenile plumage. Other species will be in full breeding plumage any time from late autumn to early in the new year - months before most Gadwall males.