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HYBRID WILDFOWL- all images taken by M.J.McGill unless stated

Pochard type
South Lake, WWT Slimbridge, 15 December 2013

Aythya female with Pochard female, South Lake, MJMcGill Aythya sp, South Lake, 13 Dec 13

Same bird on 9 December 2013, South Lake, WWT Slimbridge

Pochard type Pochard type, 001, 9 Dec 13, WWT South Lake

Pochard/Ferruginous Duck types

9 November 2013, Rushy, WWT Slimbridge, overwintering since October 2013, still present into December. Likley to be same as previous winter see below.

Ferruginous x Pochard male, Rushy, 9 Nov 13

This bird was at WWT in December 2012. Image taken on 16 December 2012

Pochard x Ferruginous Duck, 16 Dec 2012, WWT Slimbridge, MJMcGill Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid male, WWT Slimbridge 16 Dec 12, MJMcGill

This bird seen at WWT Slimbridge, South Lake 11 March 2013.

Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid male, MJMcGill Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid male, MJMcGill 001

This bird (below) was on the Rushy on 21 March 2013.
Note that it displays a small white undertail (side) markings on the right side and a feint one on the left.

 

Hybrid aythya, Rushy, 21 March 2013, MJMcGill 001 Hybrid aythya, Rushy, 21 March 2013, MJMcGill 002 Hybrid aythya, Rushy, 21 March 2013, MJMcGill, 003

This bird (below) was on the Tack Piece on 21 March 2013 (same day as above)
It displays extensive white on undertail. Is it the same bird?

 

Hybrid aythya, Tack Piece, 21 March 2013, 004 Hybrid aythya, Tack Piece, 21 March 2013, MJMcGill 001 Hybrid aythya, Tack Piece, 21 March 2013, MJMcGill, 002

Tufted Duck types

This bird, a male displayed as a Pochard/Ferruginous, it was smaller than Tufted Duck. Note white on undertail sides.

Tufted Duck x Pochard or Ferruginous Duck hybrid male, 11 March 2013 MJMcGill 001 Tufted Duck x Pochard or Ferruginous Duck hybrid male, 11 March 13, MJMcGill

Note bronze colour on crown.

Tufted Duck c Pochard or Ferruginous Duck hybrid, male 11 March 2013, MJMcGill

 

This bird (below) was present on 13 March 2013, Big Pen, WWT Slimbridge.
Note complete lack of white on undertail sides. Compare with above.

 

Hybrid aythya 12 March 2013 MJMcGill WWT Slimbridge 003 Hybrid aythya 12 March 2013 MJMcGill WWT Slimbridge 004 Hybrid aythya 12 March 2013 WWT MJMcGill 001 Hybrid aythya 12 March 2013 WWT Slimbridge MJMcGill 002

Close up of rear end…no white.

Hybrid aythya, 12 March 2013 Big Pen Slimbridge, close up of undertail, MJMcGill

Tufted Duck or Tufted x with greyish flanks and short head tuft.

Tufted x  brown flanks, WWT Slimbridge, MJMcGill 12 March 2013

American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon

This bird present from Feb 2013, taken on 11 March 2013.

American x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid male, WWT Slimbridge, MJMcGill

Note extended mohican

American x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid male, 002 WWT Slimbridge, MJMcGill American x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid male 001 WWT Slimbridge, MJMcGill

 

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