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Old 23-11-17, 06:04 PM
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Please can someone ID these (may all be the same) rather grey ducks?

November 19th on Loompit lake, a dammed tributary of the river Orwell near Felixstowe

Wigeon in for size comparison. On the RH one there is also one with an orange beak that may be at too bad an angle to ID

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Old 23-11-17, 06:43 PM
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They are some sort of foreign duck.
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Old 23-11-17, 07:00 PM
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I think they're gadwalls
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Old 23-11-17, 08:10 PM
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I think the grey birds with the dark bills are Gadwalls, and in the second picture the bird with the orange bill could be a female red crested pochard. The bills in female/ juvenile RCP are variable.

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The first photo is a drake Gadwall, the second are more drake Gadwall and some female Gadwall (with the orange bills) ..... and a Mute swan!
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Old 23-11-17, 08:57 PM
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Default Gadwalls?

Thanks to Astafjevs and Tony for putting me on right line. Have found a better pic now attached which brings it pretty well into line

Will now look out for better orange bill. There were just so many birds on the lake all circling and dipping it was difficult to know where to point the lens...not to mention all the cormorants in the air and swans scrapping as though it was spring
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Old 23-11-17, 10:07 PM
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Look no further....

https://goo.gl/images/LoFrXU

Female Gadwall.
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Old 24-11-17, 11:55 AM
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That's a better picture, of Gadwall, the first one it must be my
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eyes, or the way the shadows are on the birds, and I should
know as Gadwall is one of our favorite ducks.
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Old 24-11-17, 02:17 PM
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Loompit lake look's to be an interesting place to visit.
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Loompit lake look's to be an interesting place to visit.
Here is a better Gadwell female and also giving an idea of the resource we have at Loompit Lake
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