Napping male Common Pochard.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the 1990s. This male Common Pochard was napping in front of a wooden hide (blind) on a reservoir in south Cheshire. The ripples and peeking eye add to the image for me.

Large numbers of Common Pochard winter in the U.K. and this bird was in a small flock that visited the reservoir.

Common Pochard napping.

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