a nest in the heather

Discussion in 'Help with identification' started by Bill Neill, May 16, 2017.

  1. Bill Neill

    Bill Neill New Member

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    Duck nest  3.JPG
    Found on the 14th May: she flew and I got such a surprise I was unsure what the bird was. She was smallish and my first thought was a grouse. Beautiful nest well hidden and I am now thinking Teal ?
     
  2. BrianR

    BrianR Senior Member

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    Bill, looks very much like Teal. I found a nest in the marsh here a few years ago and when I checked a week or so later the ♀ was off the nest and the eggs had been covered in down. Only realized this was usual behaviour when I looked it up in BWP.
     

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