A few more images from our brief forray into Bushy Park last week.
Magpie, that didn't fly away!
A male Tufted Duck.
It is not unusual to find the ocassional hybrid due to interbreeding. Here is a Tufted x Pochard.
A Tufties body but note the red eyes, lighter bill and distinctive hair cut from a Pochard
This was the smallest duck on the pond and I have to admit to not being sure of it origin. Any suggestions?
(Now confirmed by Simon, Bill and Mona as a female Wigeon...thanks guys.)
Finally, an Egyptian Goose checking its reflection in the mirror.
Somehow I have sustained a minor lower back injury so my birding plans for the coming week may have to be amended, but with the promise of some good weather I am keen to get out and watch some wildlife in its natural surroundings again. FAB.