|The male Shoveler has just about regained his plumage after eclipse.|
|Shoveler (Male and Female)|
You can just about make out the underside of the female Shoveler's large beak in this shot.
|Shoveler in flight|
The Shoveler look even more colourful in flight.
Below, three males and a female
Another colourful Duck, the Teal has a variety in its plumage.
This time of year it tends not to be very active and apart from feeding, it huddles together in small groups sleeping.
|The Gadwall is a little more subtle in its plumage, but the male has a lovely brick red patch in its wing bar when open, which you can see in the second poor quality shot below.|
|Gadwall (Male in Centre)|
Another colourful duck is the Goldeneye, both male and female although different in colour, are equally so. These distant shots below are of the male.
The Mallard although very common, can match any duck for its overall colour.