In an attempt to get a decent photograph of the ring-necked duck I went up to the Pendam lakes yesterday afternoon and again today. I believe it was on Pendam about 3.30 pm yesterday. This morning it wasn't on Pendam when I arrived (or so I thought) but when I had another look about an hour and a half later it was there, with a pair of mallard; I suspect it just goes into hiding somewhere. In the meantime I had checked all the other lakes without seeing it. Most of the other ducks on Blaenmelindwr yesterday had disappeared, leaving only one male tuftie and a female goldeneye. (yesterday at least 8 mallard and 2 male tufties). I left Pendam this morning with it roosting at the edge of the lake (the far end) with the mallards. No I didn't get the photo. It still seems very wary.. I can see now that it clearly is a 100% ring-necked.
Revisited Ring Necked duck yesterday in much improved weather. Duck had moved to Llyn Pendam, but due to lovely light it was plain to see how it gets it name.