It was a treat to see a pair of gadwalls deep down in Chapel Pill at low tide.
The male boasts some exquisitely barred brown-grey plumage whilst the browner female is very similar to a female mallard.
In flight their white wing patches help to identify them . . .
. . . and the male has some glorious chestnut-russet wing feathers which positively glow in sunlight.
It may not be as striking as a teal or wigeon but I still have a soft spot for this “somewhat low-profile” duck.
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