The golf course itself was very quiet so I went down to the small pond to scan the assortment of wild and feral wildfowl. On the lake there was 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 leucistic female Mandarin Duck, 10+ Muscovy Ducks and 37 Fulvous Whistling Ducks. Does anyone know if Fulvous Whistling Duck breed ferally on Tenerife?
There were also good numbers of Coot, Moorhen, Cattle & Little Egret. Genuine good wintering birds or vagrants on Tenerife included 1 male Mallard (or was it also introduced?), 3 Eurasian Teals and a nice 1cy male Blue-winged Teal.
|Blue-winged Teal showing off its spectacular wing coverts
|Note that even though faint is aready beginning to 'ghost' the white lateral rump patch indicating toghether with the male-like upperwing the sex
|A mix of wild and feral wildfowl plus a single Moorhen walking in the background
|Does anyone know if Fulvous Whistling Duck breed ferally on Tenerife?
|Leucistic female Mandarin Duck. What is the history of this?