Species Identification

British Ducks in the Collection

The following waterfowl species currently in the collection (as at 1 May 2015) are those which are permanent residents in the UK or winter migrants found in the UK. Click on images to enlarge. Images with the kind permission of the RSPB.

Northern Pintail. (One pair). Click Here to see full RSPB information about this species.

Eurasian Teal. (One pair). Click Here to see full RSPB information about this species.

Tufted Duck. (One pair). Click Here to see full RSPB information about this species.

Common Pochard. (One male, only). Click Here to see full RSPB information about this species.

Common Shelduck. (One pair, very similar – male has bulbous top to upper beak). Click Here to see full RSPB information about this species.

Mandarin Duck. (Two pairs, one female being of the ‘Silver’ variety) Click Here to see full RSPB information about this species. Although not strictly a British species, the Mandarin was introduced to the UK from China and has become established following escapes from captivity.

Fly-In, Fly-Out Birds

The following species will be seen in or around the pond from time to time but are not part of the ‘collection’. These are wild birds and fly in and out, at will.

Mallard. Click Here to see full RSPB information about this species.

Moorhen or Waterhen(Male & Female identicalClick Here to see full RSPB information about this species.

Foreign Ducks & Geese in the Collection

The following waterfowl species currently in the collection (as at 1 May 2015) are those which are not found in the UK, at all. Click on images to enlarge.

Cinnamon Teal. (One male, only) Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

Ring Teal. (One pair). Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

Laysan Teal. (One pair, almost identical)). Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

Carolina or Wood Duck. (One pair). Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

Bahama or White-Cheeked Pintail. (One pair, almost identical)Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

Chilean or Brown Pintail. (Two pairs, almost identical). Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

Fulvous Tree or Fulvous Whistling Duck. (One pair, almost identical)Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

Indian Spot-Billed Duck (One pair, almost identical). Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

African Comb or Knob-Billed Duck. (One pair) Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.

Australian Tree Duck or Maned Goose. (One pair). Click Here to see full Wikipedia information about this species.