I went to a nature reserve (Paxton Pits) and thought I would show you some photos I got. I also saw a cormorant (the image is a silhouette), tufted duck (grainy) and a Heron.
First anyone know what this bird is please?
A couple of a mute swan
Looks like you had a great day out Munkey...great set of photos..love the first Swan photo.
Cant help you wth ID's though.
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Female Pochard? I don't usually guess but thought I'd have a go. A duck expert will arrive any minute...
Edit - can I change that to female Tufted.....?
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You are still waiting for the duck expert to fly by but the first photo is a female tufted duck, they do look different to the male.
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Ooh, I got it right - honestly Bob, I was typing as you posted. :-)
GeoDave, What would you have done if I had said it was a scaup.
Here's a pair of Tufted Duck for reference (Sandwell Valley, February 2012):
Two photos as I could'nt get them both in focus at the same time.
Local RSPB Reserve: Sandwell Valley
Yes, female Tuftie, and the tit is a Great Tit. Looks like a good day out :)
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