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Ruddy Duck, Wat Tyler Country Park, Essex -15th April 2007
Now worthy  of local twitch status now DEFRA has wiped them all out, shame, they are a stunning duck
Goldeneye, Paglesham Lagoon, Essex - 17th February 2008
digiscoped with Nikon Coolpix P5000
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Mandarin, Friars Park, Shoebury, Essex 24th December 2011
I have to say that ducks are not amongst my most favorite group of birds but when you see specimens such as this you do realise that they can be most spectacular. Mandarins are pretty much annual winter visitors to the Southend area now with the odd occasion in which breeding has taken place.
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Mandarins : Friars Park, Shoebury, Essex 1st January 2015
Extremely low light conditions prevailed so rather pleased with end results of these three New Years Day fireworks. Probably the three that were here in 2011.


Shelduck
Gadwall
Mallard
Wigeon
Garganey
Red-crested Pochard
Eider
Common Scoter
Velvet Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Teal
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Goosander
Red-breasted Merganser
Smew
Goldeneye
Mandarin
Ruddy Duck

Goldeneye, Da Water, Fair Isle - October 2016
A lingering female