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Monday, 6 June 2011

Aythya Hybrid at Buscot

There is currently an interesting Aythya hybrid on the lake at Buscot Park visible from the bridge along the bridleway which run south from the A417 3 kms west of Faringdon (SU 252969). From a distance it superficially resembles a drake Redhead but on closer inspection there's a lot wrong with it, not least when it flies. It spends much of the time with a drake Pochard. Something of interest though in these quiet times locally.

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