Thursday, 22 May 2008

Mystery Duck

Walking along the Regents Canal (can't keep away!) the other day, James and I came across this little family. However, despite being a something of a bird geek, I have no idea what it is. Clearly not your run of the mill Mallard. I wonder if the Regents Canal has stocks of more interesting birds? Can anyone help?


  1. It looks like a female Mandarin duck, the chicks however look like mallard chicks. Or it could be a heinz 57 variety that you often see on canals and rivers.

  2. Yeah, my dad (who knows his ornithology) reckons its a mongrel cross-breed duck.