Going through some old pictures and found these, both are in Estonia in the July. The second photo the ducks are on the baltic sea.
CLOSED: two unknowns from Estonia
#1 is a female Chaffinch
#2 is Mallards, with some Common Gulls in the background
chris, your first picture looks to me like a female Chaffinch: http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/c/chaffinch/index.aspx
The ducks are hard to identify as they are mostly not showing their heads. The one that does show a little detail, looks as though it could be a female Tufted Duck: http://www.tonykeenebirds.co.uk/bbirds/tuftedduck.html