The final post from my recent visit to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Barnes. The first two species will be well known to Chris in Iceland as he is fortunate to photograph these ducks in the true wild. [Please click any pics to enlarge].
Very distinctive when seen riding the waves at sea but from above you can appreciate the upper wing pattern colours more clearly. This duck has a complex moult process that produces at least three different plumages annually.
Male changing from eclipse to adult plumage.
Female Eider (Carrying her own rod on her back!)
A splashing exotic Teal (Sorry species not recorded).
Finally the "Intrepid Birder" (Constructed from car parts)......FAB.