Welcome to Stockport's Duck Collection

Mandarin Duck Male
(Aix galericulata)
The mandarin duck is a perching duck species found in East Asia. However this male was captured by me at Etherow Country Park and can now be seen in quite a few green spaces in Stockport.

Mandarin Duck Female
(Aix galericulata)
As above but the female, captured also at Etherow Country Park.

Mandarin Duckling
Thanks to Harry Hill for this little cutie, taken at Bramhall Park.

Muscovy Duck
(Cairina moschata)
Great capture by Ken Grainger at Etherow Country Park

Common Pochard Male
(Aythya ferina)
The common pochard is a medium-sized diving duck. Thanks to Kenneth Moult for this photo taken at Reddish Vale

Mallard Male
(Anas platyrhynchos)
Very common in Stockport and always a joy to watch and photograph. This was captured by me on the Peak forest canal in marple.

Mallard Duckling
What a cutie, captured by Stockport's very own Michael Anthony Brathwaite.

Tufted duck Male
(Aythya fuligula)
A visit to Etherow Country Park got Jason Skeen this shot of a male Tufted Duck.

Tufted duck Female
(Aythya fuligula)
A visit to Reddish Vale got Michael Anthony Brathwaite this shot of a female Tufted Duck.

Goosander (male)
(Mergus merganser)
The common merganser (North American) or goosander (Eurasian) is a large duck of rivers and lakes. This fine specimen was captured by Ant Marriott at Etherow Country Park.

Goosander (female)
Thanks again to Ant Marriott for this fine capture of the female goosander taken at Etherow Country Park. 

Goosander Duckling
A big thanks to Kenneth Moult for this little cutie.

Many crossbreeds are seen now on our lakes and ponds like this delightful looking specimen captured by me at Etherow Country Park.

Ringed Teal Male
(Callonetta leucophrys)
The ringed teal (Callonetta leucophrys) is a small duck of South American forests. Thanks to Josie Leibrick  for this photo taken at Alexandra Park.

Wood Duck Male
(Aix sponsa)
The wood duck or Carolina duck is a species of perching duck found in North America. This visitor to Reddish Vale was captured by Philip Kinsey.

Eurasian Wigeon
Another rare duck in Stockport is this Eurasian wigeon, captured by James Dempsey Riley at Roman Lakes.

Northern Shoveler
Anas clypeata
Another rare visitor to Stockport was this Northern Shoveler captured at Reddish Vale by John Holme.

Cayuga duck
A Cayuga Duck is a medium-class domesticated duck breed that has been a popular variety in the USA since the mid-19th century. Thanks to Sheila Moth for this resident of Roman Lakes. 

Muscovy Duck
(Cairina moschata)
Another fine example of a Muscovy duck (piebald) captured at Abney Hall by Michael Anthony Brathwaite.

Crested (Duck Breed)
The Crested is a breed of domestic duck. Thanks to the Peak Forest Canal at Marple and Kieran Kilroy for this splendid photo.