Monday, 4 February 2013

Water Rail and exotic ducks

Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus
This is a trip to Arundel WWT on January 24th when there was still snow on the downs. I saw my first Water Rail and plenty of exotic ducks.

Bewick's Swan, Cygnus columbianus

Black-headed Gulls, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blue Duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos
Blue Duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos
Blue Duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis
Bracket fungus
Canvasback, Aythya valisineris
female Common Pochard, Aythya Ferina
Bronze-winged Duck, Speculanas specularis
Cape Shelduck, Tadorna cana, male and female
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs, female
Common Eiders, Somateria mollissima, female and male

Falcated Duck, Anas falcata
Common Scoter, Melanitta nigra
Garganey, Anas Querquedula
Barrow's Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
Marbled Teal, Marmaronetta angustirostris
Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus
Nēnē (Hawaiian Goose), Branta sandvicensis
Puna Teal, Anas Puna
Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus, female
Ringed Teal, Callonetta leucophrys
Red-breasted Geese, Branta Ruficollis
Red-crested Pochard, Netta rufina
Ringed Teal, Callonetta leucophrys, female
Rosybill Pochard, Netta peposaca, female
Rosybill Pochard, Netta peposaca, female

Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula, female
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa, female
Wandering Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna arcuata
also known as the East Indian Wandering Duck!

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