The five groups composing the AWC team spotted garganeys (Spatula querquedula) and Eurasian wigeons (Anas penelope) among tufted ducks
at Naujan Lake.
The 2016 H5N8 epidemic in the Netherlands started with occurrence of hundreds of dead tufted ducks
(Aythya fuligula) around a lake near Monnickendam, in the central part of the country.
Within 8- 10 weeks, Pochards, Common Teals, Tufted Ducks
, Gadwalls, Garganeys and the Greylag and Bar- headed Geese will also have checked- in into Delhi.
It is home to mallards, coots, Muscovy and tufted ducks
, moorhens, as well as greylags and Canada geese.
The RSPB says that Scaup are diving ducks with a resemblance to tufted ducks
They are also fantastic habitats for wildlife and during the trips we saw herons, great crested grebes and tufted ducks
on the lake and heard wrens, woodpeckers, great tits, robins and blackbirds in the woods.
A twitcher's paradise, one end of the laKe has been set aside as a bird sanctuary and there is a permanent bird hide that proves to be a popular place to view a wide variety of ducKs, including mallards, teal, tufted ducKs
, goldeneyes and, during the breeding season, blacK-headed gulls.
Staff and volunteers will point out wigeons, pochards, tufted ducks
, geese and little ringed plovers.
At this time of year, you may very well spot terns, oystercatchers, lapwings, tufted ducks
and a huge variety of other wonderful birds.
Already known for wildfowl such as pochards, tufted ducks
and smews, the RSPB hopes it will become the most important site for breeding waders in the West Midlands by 2015.
Among the breeding ducks are mallards, greater scaup, tufted ducks
, black scoters, long-tailed ducks, Eurasian wigeon, Barrow's golden-eyes and harlequin.
Look out for tufted ducks
, pochards, shovellers, gadwalls and grebes which all breed here.