Unusual Widgeon

There's been an unusual looking female Widgeon on Bowling Green Marsh for some time now.  It has the typical plumage of a female but with the addition of a white band around it's neck extending on to the cheeks. Steve Waite says  that if it was a hybrid it would show more features of the other parent. So just a freak Widgeon.

Eds. This bird has been around for most of the winter see here

 

Posted March 6th, 2017 at 5:09 pm by Tom Wallis in General Birding