I photographed this duck this afternoon, at Beesands Ley/Devon/UK.
My first thoughts were that it was a male RC Pochard, as we have a female also on the Ley.On looking at the images and comparing them with various bird books it does not appear to be a RC Pochard but some kind of hybrid, possibly a Tufted/Pochard???
Observing the female RCP, she does shallow short dives and brings up weed to eat at the surface, this male?? also does the same.When it dives it comes out of the water as per Pochard.
Any ideas please.
see image attached