Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Mr Tufti

The male Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula).
The female is similar, but the black area is brown and the white flanks are light washed brown.

The "Tufti" is present in South Western and Southern Europe from September through to April. 
These visiting flocks supplement the breeding stock resident in UK.





Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 300mm(600). 1/500 at f8. ISO250.




28 comments:

  1. Mr Tufti is looking very smart - all ready for spring.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bravo Roy,
    The Tufted Duck i too cute ! I Love it !
    Greats photos :)
    kiss

    ReplyDelete
  3. w-o-w Roy, they're so darn good looking

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As I said Carole, a real 'Poser'.{:))

      Delete
    2. Very nice captures Roy.
      The top one I like most.
      Thank you for sharing,
      Sjerp

      Delete
  4. What a nice sighting, Roy! Since moving to Maine I have seen Common Goldeneyes and Long-tailed Ducks but no tufties here!

    ReplyDelete
  5. GEWELDIG roy wat een prachtige momenten heb je hier benut.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely photos of the Tufted Duck. They aren't around here at the moment and haven't been since last year - so hope they come back again soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Wendy. I have seen more recently in various locations.

      Delete
  7. Hi Roy,
    Nice selection in the sunlight! Like the 'flapping' ones in particular!
    J
    Follow me at HEDGELAND TALES

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Roy

    Great photos as always, they do look like Scaups who did not comb their feathers. Maybe hats?

    All the best.
    Guy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Guy, yes the females in winter have a close resemblance to the Scaup and you really have to study them to make sure.

      Delete
  9. Wonderful photo's Roy, you captared action but also the beautiful purple shining from the head of this cute and lovely duck. Really wonderful moments.

    Kindest regrds,
    Marianne

    ReplyDelete
  10. You're really beautiful crested duck down Roy and another in various poses :-) Sorry for my late reply but I was three long days course.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very pretty! A gorgeous duck with great colors.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting
and commenting on my blog