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Monday, 17 September 2012

''BLUE-WINGED TEAL'' at Daventry Reservoir (Northamptonshire)








This Blue-winged Teal-type was discovered by Gary Pullan at Daventry Country Park this morning and was showing well throughout much of the afternoon. I arrived just over an hour after it was found and was amazed to see its Shoveler-like bill, this leading me to believe it was more likely a Northern Shoveler x Blue-winged Teal hybrid. The bill had orange on the edge of the flanges and on the underside of the base and the legs were orange, Otherwise though, features were of a Blue-winged Teal. Images by kind courtesy of Bob Bullock