Category Archives: Wildfowl

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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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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