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Wednesday, 2 January 2013


An immature male Lesser Scaup on east lake at Cosmeston CP [JDW]


Neil Donaghy said...

great find John..

John Wilson said...

This bird has been reported as 'the hybrid drake from Cheddar Reservoir' on BirdGuides, [from photographs]. I assume someone OOC has seen my record pix on here or my Cossie blog and passed the info on to BirdGuides. The bird does have a green sheen to the head and the back of the crown has a small 'bump' like a vestigial crest, so I guess it's maybe not a pure one.