Friday, 2 November 2012

Duck family

On the north Oxford Canal two months ago this collection of water birds - possibly not "ducks" at all - was swimming along, keeping together in a group.

My handy animal and plant identification book isn't to hand - perhaps I'll have a go at identifying them tomorrow. There seem to be several different species here, unless it's male and female of the same one...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Halfie

They look rather like domestic Geese to me, perhaps inter bred grey with white (hence the odd colouring)

Beardy Chas

Val Poore said...

I would say they are geese too. Absolutely. The white ones might have crossed with Chinese geese. We see quite a lot of them here,

Halfie said...

Thanks Beardy Chas and Val - I'm glad I suggested they might not have been ducks!