Pochard (Common Pochard) Aythya ferina

A common winter visitor, much scarcer in summer. Although double-figure counts are obtained from many locations, no other sites in Norfolk hold anywhere near the numbers that may be found at Welney most winters.

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Pochards, Welney (Norfolk, UK), 2nd January 2005

 

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Pochard, Hyde Park (London, UK), 16th December 2006

 

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Pochard, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 20th May 2009

 

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Pochard, Barton Broad (Norfolk, UK), 5th February 2011

 

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female Pochards, Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 4th April 2012

 

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Pochards, Welney (Norfolk, UK), 29th November 2014

 

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Pochards, Abberton Reservoir (Essex, UK), 21st August 2004

 

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female Pochard, Salhouse Broad (Norfolk, UK), 21st February 2015

 

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Pochards, Barton Broad (Norfolk, UK), 21st January 2007

 

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female Pochard, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 1st June 2013 (with a Tufted Duck in the bottom right photo)

 

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Pochards, St James's Park (Greater London, UK), 15th July 2013

 

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female Pochard, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 5th June 2015

 

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Pochards, Quinta do Lago (Algarve, Portugal), 15th April 2006

 

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Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st March 2004

 

Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 11th March 2007

 

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Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th February 2010

 

Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 20th February 2010

 

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Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 20th February 2010

 

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Pochards, Gwithian Sands (Cornwall, UK), 19th November 2013

 

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Pochard, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 18th April 2009

 

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Pochards, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 25th August 2014

 

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Pochards, Bittering GP (Norfolk, UK), 8th October 2004

 

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Pochards, Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 4th April 2009

 

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female Pochard with ducklings, Burnham Norton (Norfolk, UK), 23rd May 2009

 

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Pochards, Tottenhill GP (Norfolk, UK), 11th December 2004

 

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female Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd June 2007

 

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male Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 22nd July 2007

 

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male Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd May 2008

 

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Pochards, Welney (Norfolk, UK), 6th December 2009

 

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Pochards (same 6 birds in same order, above & below), Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 2nd February 2008

 

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Pochards, Welney (Norfolk, UK), 2nd January 2005

 

Pochard, Martin Mere (Lancashire, UK), 28th December 2003

 

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Pochards, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 18th March 2005

 

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Pochards, Welney (Norfolk, UK), 10th January 2015

 

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Pochards, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 30th January 2011

 

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Pochards, Wroxham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 12th November 2011

 

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Pochards, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd February 2007

 

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Pochard, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 12th April 2015

 

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Pochard, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 12th April 2015

 

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male and female Pochards, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st September 2007

 

male Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th March 2004

 

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male Pochards, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 8th March 2008 (top two images are one bird, bottom two are another bird)

 

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female Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 25th May 2007

 

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Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 23rd February 2008

 

Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st December 2007

 

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male Pochard, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 13th July 2008

 

female Pochard, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 1st March 2008

 

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female Pochard, Barton Broad (Norfolk, UK), 26th December 2009

 

female Pochard, Gwithian Sands (Cornwall, UK), 19th November 2013

 

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Pochard, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 20th September 2014

 

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Pochard, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 5th June 2015

 

Pochards, near Wissington (Norfolk, UK), 4th July 2015

 

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captive Pochard, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 7th February 2016

 

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captive Pochard, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 27th February 2016