I was always aware that was such a thing as a Wigeon, and I liked the sound of the name. Actually the name reminds me of an old John Smiths advert that I now sing in my head whenever I see or hear mention of a Wigeon, but I digress. That's a male above, which as usual in ducks is more colourful than the female. It's a medium large duck that mostly just overwinters in the UK.

This was part of a small flock of about a dozen that took off from their grassy field shortly afterwards. The in-flight picture below shows a couple of females and also the very bold white and green wing markings of the male.


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