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Odd stage of moult but I think thats it. Size and proportions are pro RTD. Seen a few siting on their side like this in last week or so.
I had a cracking full summer bird in Cemlyn bay at the weekend.
It certainly does have a distinct chinstrap - a bit too distinct I fear. Agree that it's a Red throat -proportions look slim and Red throat like and they often 'roll' like this bird. As the bird is just starting to moult (the high breast / lower have darker feathers already) the chinstrap is probably also moulting feathers. Interesting though.
Either moulting feathers or shadow from the strong light i'd have thought...