From same site:
Who was watching a Long-billed Dowitcher at 03.53 in the morning??#birding Long-billed Dowitcher Lodmoor Dorset
3:53 AM Nov 26th via web
As I live in Cambs I saw that a Baikal teal was reported at Cambourne.Never seen one before so was gutted to hear it was a hybrid!
Could anyone tell me what it was Hybridised with, and what makes it a hybrid please? saw one photo of it and it did look slightly different from the Collins guide?
The bird was clearly a hybrid but parentage unknown - some Wigeon features, also Pintail.
Baikal Teal claims have frequently turned out to be hybrid ducks, the most famous case being the hugely twitched bird at Titchwell RSPB many moons ago. I am also quite concerned how gung-ho some now are with the provenance of this species in Britain. This is still a very unlikely vagrant to Britain with perhaps the odd exceptional sighting (eg, the Minsmere bird), with the majority of wild birds wintering in Korea. It is a very common bird in captivity, costing less than ú100 per pair, and is successfully bred in at least 25 locations (information by kind courtesy of Tony Duckett and Dave Johnson, Regent's Park Wildfowl Collection).
Most records will still most likely refer to captive birds.
many thanks for the info on yesterdays Baikal teal hybrid.Probably best that people do not post it unless they are sure what it is first, could have been a long drive for some people to be dissapointed! I supose that is the trouble with ducks, their being so many bred in captivity and escaping!
I think doubts would haver crept in anyway because like you said they winter in Korea and I assume they are a rare bird in the wild now?
plus the lake it was found on was very small!