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Aythya’s

In the cold weather last week the water at Whitlingham Great Broad had frozen. Ice pushed the wildfowl closer to the bank giving opportunity to observe many duck at close range. Among the tufted duck was an interloper; an American one at that. This Ring necked Duck was swimming around and diving along with her British Aythya cousins. There was talk of her parentage perhaps not being as pure as could be; her crown not being peaked enough and her flanks being too dark, but she looked like a little cracker to me.

Ring necked and Tufted Duck

Ring necked Duck

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