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.

Manderin Duck Female

(Aix galericulata)

As above but the female, captured also at Etherow Country Park.

Muscovy Duck

(Cairina moschata)

Great capture by Ken Grainger at Etherow Country Park

Common Pochard

(Aythya ferina)

The common pochard is a medium-sized diving duck. Thanks to Steven Kelly 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 at Marple Canal.

Tufted duck Male

(Aythya fuligula)

A visit to Etherow Country Park got Jason Skeen this shot of a male Tufted Duck.

Common Merganser (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.

Common Merganser


(Mergus merganser)

Thanks again to Ant Marriott for this fine capture of the female Merganser taken at Etherow Country Park. 

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 Harrop 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 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 James Walsh.

Cayuga duck

Cayuga Duck is a medium-class domesticated duck breed that has been a popular variety in the USA since the mid-19th century. Thanks goes to Jennifer Dowson for this resident of Abney Hall.

Muscovy Duck

(Cairina moschata)

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