Red Crested Pochard, Male in Eclipse

Red Crested Pochard, Male in Eclipse

Observation - Red Crested Pochard, Male in Eclipse - UK and Ireland. Description: This puzzled me for a while. I thought it was a Red Crested Pochard because of the shape and the red bill. But the bird was the wrong colour! I eventually found it in my Collins Bird Guide. It's in eclipse.

This puzzled me for a while. I thought it was a Red Crested Pochard because of the shape and the red bill. But the bird was the wrong colour! I eventually found it in my Collins Bird Guide. It's in eclipse.