Friday, November 18, 2005

Hybrid duck, Kenfig 17th November

Whilst waiting for a Bittern to show at Kenfig (which it did eventually), this interesting beast drifted around in front of the hide. The local experts think it's a Pochard x Ferruginous hybrid. It is superficially similar to a Redhead, but I am sure that it is NOT the bird that some of us saw in September, and believe to be the Redhead.

1 comment:

Wayne said...

Hmmm . . . I struggle with these. All I'd say is that it looks to have some Pochard in it.

There another odd one on Birdforum at present.