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(Common) Shelduck
Tadorna tadorna

Although it looks more like a goose, it is a member of a group intermediate between geese and ducks, along with the other shelducks and the Egyptian Goose. They can be found on rivers, coastlines and inshore waters all year round.
 

(Common) Shelduck  (Common) Shelduck

(Common) Shelduck

1: Radipole Lake RSPB, 26/01/2006.
2-3: Lodmoor RSPB, 16/06/2006.