Saw this at Grange over Sands in Cumbria in the ornamental duck pond.
It has the facial features of the female wood duck (seen below) with the same yellow eye ring,white eyepatch and white around the beak.I was wondering if it was some sort of pale morph,it is not an albino.I can’t find any other birds resembling this,bit it is rather pretty.
Stop Press-my thanks to Maree Clarkson who confirmed that it is a Wood Duck of a very popular colour variant amongst breeders called ‘buff’ or ‘champagne’
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR Sigma 70-300 macro zoom,single jpg copied and converted to 3 shot HDR in Photomatix
Featured in The Birds August 2010