Category Archives: Wildfowl

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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Northamptonshire’s first Bufflehead?

With some potentially serious negatives against it, what is ostensibly the first Bufflehead for Northants is likely to be an escape … or is it? Late this morning, Terry O’dell discovered what later proved to be an adult female Bufflehead … Continue reading

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Hybrid Wigeon

This very striking drake, found yesterday on Earls Barton GP’s Mary’s Lake by Kim Taylor, looked initially like it might be an American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid but it soon became clear it is actually a Chiloe Wigeon x … Continue reading

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Juvenile male Garganey

With most having long departed for Africa, there are probably fewer than ten Garganeys left in the UK at present. I first found this one at Ravensthorpe Reservoir on 20th September and, though not reported for a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Bingo! It’s (another) Ringo!

Billing Gravel Pits. A favourite local patch for me in my early teens when I used to cycle there regularly after school and at weekends. These days I rarely visit the main pits and the site is largely underwatched. Because … Continue reading

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Juvenile Garganey

Thought I’d post some video of the Summer Leys Garganey. Never a lame duck but not one which stands out to anything like the extent of a fine spring drake and this juvenile has a not particularly well-marked face pattern … Continue reading

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Which Cackler?

Prompted by the last post on the subject, Minimal Interest, Joan Chaplin sent me these images of a Cackling Goose at Foxholes Fisheries, Crick from 23rd April 2012. This bird arrived with visiting Canada Geese and was subsequently thought to … Continue reading

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