.............for a nice male Pochard image, so here are two taken at Killingworth Lake a couple of days ago.
With its lovely rich colours at this time of year this diving duck always catches the eye in my opinion. Classed mainly as migatory i think slightly more numbers are being seen in the area during spring and summer. I have certainly been more aware of them at Killingworth and Swallow Pond in the last couple of years. Double click on image to get close up views of detail.