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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 00:04   #1
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Couple of Ducks please

Is the first one a Tufted Duck ? I have no idea of the second but think that the third and fourth are Widgeon and Gadwall.
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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 00:14   #2
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The second is Mrs Tufty !
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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 00:43   #3
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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 03:11   #4
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The first is a male Tuffy, the third are Eurasian Widgens and the last I'm not sure for some reason.
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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 05:30   #5
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You're doing just fine :)

1. Tufted male
2. Tufted female
3. Eurasian Wigeon pair
4. Gadwall pair
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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 17:40   #6
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The 2nd isn't a female tuftie, but a 1st winter male. Female is much browner than this + dusky white flanks are typical of imm. male.
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The 2nd isn't a female tuftie, but a 1st winter male. Female is much browner than this + dusky white flanks are typical of imm. male.
Not sure about that, myself - the eye's gold and the nail is very clear at the tip of the bill. Also the breast of the bird is darker than what you'd get in a young bird and there's not trace of buff feathers at the bill-base.
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