A blue ribbon day for migrant ducks.  Today at a small fish pond in Tuaran, fellow bird guide Thomas and I spotted a small group of visiting Tufted Ducks Aythya fuligula feeding amongst the locals.  The residents, Wandering Whistling Ducks Dendrocygna arcuata and Common Moorhens Gallinula chloropus, have always been seen here.  More joy to follow when a female Garganey Anas querquedula joined the group.  Not to be outdone, two pairs of Northern Shovellers Anas clypeata with their big spatulate bills came out of the reeds.  No Daffy but it was already a grand day.

Tufted Duck 2 males with 1 female

Tufted Duck male eclipse

Tufted Duck & Wandering Whistling Duck

Garganey female

Northern Shoveler male eclipse

Northern Shoveler & Garganey

The locals, Wandering Whistling Ducks