Category Archives: Wildfowl

The Stanwick ‘Ferruginous’ Duck

It’s not called ‘Fudge Duck’ for nothing. Closely resembling the real thing, hybrids abound, enticing observers into a ticking temptation trap, in which nothing is quite what it seems … When the news broke of Ferruginous Duck or hybrid at … Continue reading

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Goosander – a new breeding species for Northamptonshire

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An exciting new addition to the Northamptonshire List

Completing the latest duck race, Falcated Duck makes it over the line … after a third of a century. It has only taken 33 years but the drake Falcated Duck, which first arrived with Wigeon at Welney in Norfolk in … Continue reading

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Velvet Scoters in focus

Found on 27th October, a small flock of Velvet Scoters on Thrapston’s Town Lake is the first in the county since 1995 and rightly continues to attract a steady stream of admirers. Widely touted as ‘juveniles’, additional high-quality photos to … Continue reading

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Ageing process of the Stanwick Pink-footed Goose

Since it was first discovered, the Pink-footed Goose, which has been present with the resident Greylag flock at Stanwick Gravel Pits throughout the winter, has undergone a considerable change in appearance. It arrived as an obvious ‘fresh’ juvenile in October … Continue reading

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Clifford Hill Bufflehead goes west

Turning up and performing well in front of the hide at the southern end of Daventry Country Park yesterday, ‘Buffy’ was finally stripped of her celebrity status as she revealed more of that tell-tale ring detail. Thanks to some excellent … Continue reading

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More on the Clifford Hill Bufflehead

The lady shows her ring … … but the detail is indiscernible. I spent some more time with the Bufflehead this afternoon, hoping to see some ring detail – any ring detail – which might help shed some light on … Continue reading

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