The glorious Pochard (Aythya ferina).
The male shown in all the images below is strikingly colourful, as opposed to the female which is mainly a dull brown with pale flanks.
We get a large influx of Pochard in Autumn from Eastern Europe from October through to March.
|Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 300mm(600). 1/500 at f8. ISO320.|
Note the image below where the eye displays a black bar across the middle. I have noticed that they do this momentarily. The Tufted Duck also does this.