Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species thought to be breeding can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.