I've been amazed whilst on the Ashby at how many different sorts of Mallards there are here - they are all the same shape with the curled feathers at their tails -
...this one is over twice the size of the normal Mallard and certainly has some Canada Goose in him!
... and what about these all white ones?
.... and this one ????????????
.... and these nearly completely black ones with the speckled breasts
.... and this..... oh no..... this was the pheasant who strolled down the towpath early morning(for us anyway) on Tuesday 10th back at Market Bosworth