Friday, July 24, 2015

INTERESTING DUCKS FOUND IN ST. JAMES PARK, LONDON

Do you have any ideas what this duck is?  I have never seen their kind before.  I don't have time to do any research right now and if you can ID these cute water birds, thank you in advance.














Added Note 7-26-15: I knew I could count on our blogging community and their generosity of sharing their knowledge.  Thanks to several commentors I now know that this very interesting duck is the Red-crested Pochard.

I am sharing with the following memes.  Thank you to all our hosts for making them a very enjoyable part of blogging. You can see other participants by visiting their links.

Eileen at Saturday Critters
Misty at Camera Critters 
Anni at Bird D'Pot
Michelle at Nature Notes


32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i think they are maybe red crested pochards. :)

William Kendall said...

No idea, but they're quite distinctive!

Rose said...

I have no idea what kind they are but they are sure interesting looking!

helen tilston said...

What beautiful birds. Sorry I cannot hep with the name of the breed.
Enjoy your weekend
Helen

Elephant's Child said...

They are lovely, but I am clueless. Some sort of merganser?

Margaret Adamson said...

This is a Red crested Pochard in eclipse plumage.

Lowcarb team member said...

Well the weather in the UK today was great for ducks ... rain, rain and more rain - umbrellas were needed and a good pair of boots too.

But alas I do not know which ducks your lovely photo's show here, perhaps someone else does and can share the knowledge with us.

In the meantime Happy Weekend Wishes

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

oooh i have no idea, sometimes they mates with others that are not there "kind"!! hopefully, someone will know!!!

i love your new header image, what a beauty!!!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Is it a red-crested pochard?

Kailani said...

Not a clue! p.s. you can add my blog to your blogroll, if you'd like. I'm taking it in a new direction tomorrow. :) Thanks.

Stephanie said...

Oh my, these ducks are delightful. Such different kinds than what I am used to seeing. Love all the shots!

Linda said...

I don't know what they are, but they are adorable!!! :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, they are gorgeous ducks. I see Tex helped you out with their id. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What great captures of these beauties though i do not know what kind they are :)

Sandra said...

I knew Teresa would know. they are really very interesting. i love the 2nd up from the bottom, with the hair do.... great find

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Interesting color on face and I LOVE that cute little tuff on one of them:)

carolann said...

Very beautiful!

Adam said...

nice pictures of the ducks

carol l mckenna said...

Great photos of beautiful duck ~ love the variety ~

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

bailey-road.com said...

Cute little ducks.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love the Red-crested Pochards, and thanks to the other common-taters for identifying them.

;-)

Anni said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-crested_pochard

Denise, amazing images!! This is a highly unusual duck I'd think. I've only seen them in zoos. Thanks for sharing the link at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Frank said...

Nice shots Denise of the Red-crested Pochard albeit not in their best plumage.

Gayle said...

Each one unique. Thanks for sharing.

Roan said...

A new duck for me. Nice series!

lotusleaf said...

It is nice to identify a bird correctly with bloggers' help. Your pictures are beautiful.

fredamans said...

Nice looking ducks. Not like the mallards we have here.

Felicia said...

its a pretty duck too.

Rambling Woods said...

New duck to me and I am going to look that up...lovely photos Denise... Michelle

Mary Cromer said...

I am clueless but they sure are neat looking!!!

Marie C said...

Wonderful shots of some interesting ducks!

mylandrestorationproject said...

Cute cute cute. Thx for sharing =)