Monday, 25 January 2016

Female Gadwell

Looking similar to a female Mallard, the differences being, the female Gadwell is more streamlined and has a smaller, squarer head, with a dark beak with an orange edge.  It also doesn't have the blue hind wing of a Mallard.

1 comment:

  1. I've noticed a lot of the local mallards here have lost their blue specula due to hybridisation, I suspect. You've done well to get so close to a gadwall!