Aythya ferina

Pochard - Usually breeds on medium-large and fairly deep freshwater with some marginal vegetation. On passage and in winter often on larger more open waters, particularly reservoirs and gravel-pits, also estuaries and sometimes on sheltered seas. Photographed at Carsington Water Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Portugal.

▼ Video Clips

▼ Pochards at Attenborough Nature Reserve Nottinghamshire

▼ Male and female Pochards at Vilamoura reedbeds Portugal.

▼ Pochard preening at Quinta Do Lago Portugal.

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