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Old Saturday 3rd November 2007, 14:01   #1
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Uk Duck Id?

Hi Folks

At first I thought this was a
Tufty but now I'm not sure
and would appreciate some help

Thanks
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Old Saturday 3rd November 2007, 14:03   #2
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looks like a male tufted duck coming out of eclipse plumage to me.
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Old Saturday 3rd November 2007, 14:38   #3
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Yeah, Tufted it is.
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Tuftie for me...

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Your initial ID was correct.
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Thanks folks
I was confused by the white
patch on the face

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Old Saturday 3rd November 2007, 17:13   #7
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Male Tufties coming out of eclipse shouldn't show any white on the face (unless its moulting from juv plumage).... Ok, time to through a spanner in the works, Tufted X Ring-necked Duck me thinks.....

EDIT: On second thoughts, the white on the face is the wrong shape for RN Duck, and the neck collar wouldn't be that pale either... maybe it is just a young male Tufted.

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