Red-crested Pochard

A rare duck.

28/12/70 - Single female (DEP)

12/11/12 - A male possible hybrid between Red Crested Pochard and Mallard was present. The bill was a pink colour with a dark nail. The head, neck and breast were all dark with a purple sheen and some metallic green between the dark eye and bill. The body and speculum were similar to a Mallard

04/05/16 - A female/juvenile mystery duck appeared which may have been a cross with RCP. It remained for about a month. It was mostly plain chocolate brown with a clearly defined white undertail and a dark grey bill. It proved to be tame and ringed