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  • Forum Thread: Can Anyone Help ID This Duck?

    Saw these ducks on Derwentwater but I'm a bit of a novice and can't find anything that looks exactly like this in the bird book. If anyone has more expertise could you point me in the right direction? Thanks!
  • Forum Thread: Unidentified duck

    I took this photo on the Grand Union Canal at Bugbrooke, near Northampton on 5th July. I takes a while to stop a narrow boat, and by the time I got the camera out the duck was swimming away, so it is not as clear it might have been. I've looked in all my books and on some websites and I guess it...
  • Forum Thread: ID help please with gull and duck

    Hi Is this first one a first winter Black Headed Gull - the yellow bill threw me a bit? also, is this a manky mallard? it looks a bit androgenous - a female with some male looking marking - do you get anrogenous ducks? could it be leucistic? hope somebody can help me with this...
  • Forum Thread: Mystery duck

    I saw this duck (the one on the left) amongst a group of Tufted Ducks in a flooded quarry works in Surrey. I'm not sure what it is. is it a male Scaup by chance? But it's head seemed to be brownish.
  • Forum Thread: i have looked but i havnt found any picture with a duck like this

    found on a small lake in a park enjoying the benifits of free bread. same size as the common duck. the feathers on upper back are shinny green
  • Forum Thread: Please identify this duck/goose

    Hi, This bird was sitting amongst many Canadian Geese at Stanborough Lakes, Hertfordshire. Early October 09.
  • Forum Thread: Proably a stupid question but.......

    While cycling to work this morning I saw a group of female mallards on the canal with what appeared to be a male, but it was completely black with a white breast.......is this a colour variation or could it be another species of duck ? as i cycle the same route each day I shall attempt to get a picture...
  • Forum Thread: Bad-hair-day duck!

    We often see this mallard drake with a strange feathery head and are wondering how it is caused? Any suggestions?
  • Forum Thread: Ducks in garden

    Hi, this is my 1st post, I don`t know if its unusual but we have 3 Mallard ducks that visit our garden every day. 1 female and 2 male . The female has what appears to be its mate while the 3rd just tags along, they all seem to get along ok untill we feed them, the females mate will not allow the other...
  • Forum Thread: Red, white and black duck-goose in flight. Honestly.

    Afternoon everyone, Just got back from a long, leisurely walk along a local canal delighted to have seen our first Kingfisher and admired the Cormorants that the local fishermen hate so much. At one point, a group of four birds flew quite low overhead, twice in close succession. We'd love it...
  • Forum Thread: Small Diving Duck

    Photographed at Hardwick Country Park, Sedgefield, Co Durham. Have been unable to identify any bird with similar white marking. Can anyone help?
  • Forum Reply: Re: Duck ID please?

    A quest! A quest!! They are Gadwall :)) The male has a black rear end, :) S
  • Forum Reply: Unidentified duck another attempt

    Thank you Shane for your suggestion. I still couldn't get the photo inserted. I am now trying a link to another website where I have placed the photo. This was on the Grand Union Canal near Bugbrooke, Northants on 5th July. Any ideas?
  • Forum Thread: Small duck like bird?

    Hi, I saw this bird at JCB lake in Rocester on New Year's Day. Have checked the RSPB identifier and a couple of bird books but can't find it. It's pretty small as can be seen by the mallards next to it in the pic. Any ideas? Also does anyone know of a species list for this place...
  • Forum Thread: Can anyone identify this duck?

    This duck has been hanging around a local small boat harbour for about a year now, all alone apart from the herring gulls. I see it every weekday. I've looked through various guides but I can't identify it.
  • Forum Thread: Quack Quack - some id's please!

    We had a (wet) family day out today at Thatcham Nature Reserve in Berkshire and it was great. I have had my 'Bird Handbook' out this evening to ID the birds we've seen, but i'm a bit stuck with a few so any help would be much appreciated thanks ... 1. The white duck? 2...
  • Forum Thread: Unknown Duck in Daventry - Northants

    Hi, we were walking around Daventry country park today and saw a duck looking strikingly like the one that someone's photographed here: http://pl.treknature.com/gallery/photo70211.htm can anyone help us identify it?
  • Forum Thread: unusual drake

    At Westham Bridge Weymouth - adjoining Radipole reserve this morning 24.11.10 midday saw a drake? I couldn't recognise in books - no camera so here goes - mallard size, dark (Black?) Head, chest and upper body/wings, White cheeks and vertical stripes on dark chest, rest of lower body visible above...
  • Forum Thread: Mystery duck

    Hi from a new member.. Would anyone her know what the duck in the centre (with the dark head) might be? thanks!!!
  • Forum Thread: Duck ID please

    Can anyone identify these ducks I saw at Dungeness in November? Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: Ducks in the garden

    Hello!! I was just wondering, as an ignoramus on these matters, whether or not I should be surprised by the continued presence of ducks in the confined gardens at my flats? They arrive each year to nest, and usually stick around until the ducklings are starting to get quite big and then they disappear...
  • Forum Thread: Duck ID (escaped captive?)

    found this rather odd looking duck at stockers lake on the canal a few weeks ago any ideas? Thanks all :)