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Common pochard male

Aythya ferina


The male has red brown head and neck and red eyes. Black breast and tail and the rest of the body greyish.


Lakes area of Huldenberg. Relatively common in the spring in our area.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks James :-)

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

You are way too modest. Your images are superb. The eye is more important sometimes than the equipment!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks James. I also like these red eyes. These ducks are quite pretty. It is a shame for me that they are always a bit far in the lake and with my regular camera I cannot make a better close-up (some day I should join the world of professional camera users haha :-)

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Beautiful, love that red eye

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Hi Ernst, thanks, yes, at that time in May they were in breeding season. I have some pics of a female with babies from a separate day. I have to verify it was the same species but I think it was. In any case, because of the humid temperate weather in Belgium, it makes it an ideal place for waterfowl breeding :-)

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Huldenberg, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on May 4, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014


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