Tufted duck lady

Tufted duck lady

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Tufted duck lady

One of a small group spending the winter here. Another few weeks and they will be gone.

Comments 6

  • Lawson McCulloch 07/03/2012 19:59

    A lovely shot of this female tufty, and with very good detail, and lovely light and colours.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • CsomorLászló 07/03/2012 19:29

    Funny bird, very good shot!
  • Vera M. Shulga 06/03/2012 18:13

    Very beautiful image!
  • Mark Billiau. 06/03/2012 10:17

    Pretty nice capture of this female Tufted Duck !
    Lovely colours and light.
    Good one !

  • Northbound 06/03/2012 8:26

    Thanks Adele. I'm glad you like it. The male is more "flashy", but as you suggest, the female is also an eye-catcher. We enjoy seeing them come back in great numbers every winter. I wish I could say the same about goldeneyes. I only spotted one this year, and a very skittish one at that.

    If you happen to come across a goldeneye at close quarters, you will see it is fairly different from the tufted duck. the head is shaped differently, the bill colour and shape differ too, and if you get a close look at the feathers, the general pattern and colour in the female do not match. Admittedly, the angle of the shot does not feature the typical tuft on the head particularly well.

    Best greetings.

  • Adele Oliver 06/03/2012 3:24

    A beautifull little duck - company for my Wigeon .... I think your species is called Goldeneye or Barrow's Goldeneye ... have seen them here - very good and sharp your capture !!!
    greetings, Adele