Female Gadwall?

Seen in Nottinghamshire yesterday. There were a lot of Gadwall around. This one was different, but apart from the head and neck colour, is similar to the females. Thoughts?

  • All three are Wigeon, Roger. The front one is probably a male which hasn't yet completed its transition into breeding plumage. I think I can see a hint of yellow beginning to appear on its forehead but I could be wrong about that. The second looks like a female.

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Agree with TJ with the left hand bird being a male not yet got the blaze on his forehead.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks, TeeJay and Seaman. I have so much to learn...

  • In reply to Roger S:

    Roger,with birding we never stop learning,I have been at since my early teens and learn something  new every trip.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to Seaman:

    Hi Pete. Yes, you're right. It's just that at the age of 70 I don't have a lot of time left!!