Mystery bird on my pond this morning?

  • Hi, it's a bit difficult to make out much detail from your photo but I suspect Muscovy Duck. If so, they are not native to Britain but originate from Central and South America. They have been domesticated and small feral populations exist in the wild. Am I on the right track?



    My Flickr Photostream 

  • Hi,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Sorry for the poor images, but it was as close as I could get with my phone before it flew away.
    I know very little about birds, but when it was on land it certainly moved like a duck, but I assumed it was too big and suspected it to be something after the fish.