05 January, 2009

Local Wildfowl

Another absolutely freezing day but the sun was shining so I headed to Bushy Park to add some wildfowl to my year list. All the locals were on the lake at very close quarters.
This male Gadwall was confined, like all the other ducks, to a tiny stretch of water that hadnt frozen over...
The Pochards were not sleeping.... for once.
This colourful male was one of two present. With it being a very sunny day, and the ducks happening to be facing into the sun, this was the least overexposed shot I could find...
The same applied to this black and white Tufted Duck, which certainly lived up to its name

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