Saturday, 7 September 2013


Way back in the summer, I photographed a female Tufted Duck on Tringford Reservoir accompanying several young, two of which I said were anomalous, due to their pale pigmentation. Steve Rodwell kindly informed me today that they were actually two baby RED-CRESTED POCHARDS that had been adopted by the female Tufted after being abandoned by their natural parents.

Female Tufted Duck with two duckling Red-crested Pochards, Tringford Reservoir, 6 August 2013

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