1 EAGLETON NOTES: Tufted Ducks

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Tufted Ducks

Recently when I was at Grimshader (a small township about 15 miles from Eagleton) I saw some Tufted Ducks on a loch. They were a good distance away and my camera, though adequate, is not perfect for these pictures but here they are:





13 comments:

  1. Looks good to me but then I'm not very good with ducks.

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  2. I had to laugh. They look like they are just waking from a morning nap!

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    1. Well, Peace, it was after noon but perhaps they looked like that because they had been diving for food.

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  3. Not unlike the Goldeneyes that I sometimes see in the river here... But comparing pictures I see that besides the hairstyle, their beaks are also different colour. :)

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    1. Yes Monica the tuft gives them away because they are the only duck like that.

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  4. Those ducks' eyes look really weird. Are they closed? Otherwise, excellent photos, especaily if you took them from some distance away.

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    1. In all honesty Frances the eyes look fine and wide open to me. I have just measured the distance on Google Earth and they were just over 100 metres away from me.

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  5. Okay, tufted ducks . They look like our golden eye without the tufts.

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    1. There are similarities Red although the tufted Duck doesn't have the iridescent green and purple of the Canadian Goldeneye and it is the only duck with a tuft (in the UK anyway).

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    2. Goldeneye have a white chest and a white splodge on green heads, The male does anyway.

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  6. Even your "not perfect" animal pictures are way better than any I could ever come up with!

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    1. Meike I did buy my camera with bird shots as a requirement but over 100 metres away was stretching its capabilities.

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