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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

aythya fuligula

  1. Tufted duck

    Tufted duck

  2. First for a while

    First for a while

    We got to the lochan on my patch and I found a couple of Tufted Duck enjoying themselves. It's a long time since I'd seen them there. They first bred there on my patch back in 2006. But after a few years they just seemed to stop coming.
  3. Scaup and a Tufted duck

    Scaup and a Tufted duck

  4. Tufted ducks

    Tufted ducks

    Pair flying by.
  5. Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck

    Thanks to Dan Keller for discovering this rarity 24 November. This adult female was first noted by Ron Thorn five years ago 25 January 2018 and it has returned every winter since. She can be difficult to pick out when her head is tucked and sleeping. Notice the faint purple gloss to her head...
  6. Tufted ducks in flight

    Tufted ducks in flight

  7. tufted duck (male)

    tufted duck (male)

  8. Tufted ducks in flight

    Tufted ducks in flight

  9. Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula)

    Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula)

    A pair of Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) parked during the migration that will resume shortly after
  10. Tufted duck

    Tufted duck

  11. Tufted ducks in flight

    Tufted ducks in flight

  12. Tufted ducks

    Tufted ducks

  13. Male tufted duck in flight

    Male tufted duck in flight

  14. Duckling

    Duckling

    Not sure about the ID.
  15. Male tufted duck

    Male tufted duck

  16. Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck

    Thanks to Pat Boor for locating this bird on 28 January. This adult female was first noted here four years ago 25 January 2018 and it has returned every winter since. She can be difficult to pick out when her head is tucked and sleeping. Notice the faint purple gloss to her head which is...
  17. SF: a bit of privacy please!

    SF: a bit of privacy please!

  18. Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck

    This is an immature male. Adult males are strikingly black and white, with a long head tassel, but immature males such as this have retained juvenile brown smudging on the flanks, breast and scapulars with only a rudimentary tuft. The broad black bill tip extending well beyond the nail is a...
  19. Water play 1

    Water play 1

    I had a lot of fun that day playing with settings to capture colors and surface patterns on the dark water ... and plumage details, of course.
  20. A little dab'll do ya!

    A little dab'll do ya!

    Use more only if you don't want your tuft to show. I think probably only US folks over a certain age will get this one. The rest of you can just sit back and enjoy the tuftie shot ;)
  21. Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck
  22. Tufted Duck's

    Tufted Duck's

    Tufted Ducks
  23. tufted duck

    tufted duck

    scruffy looking male well it is bradford
  24. Tufted Duck (M)

    Tufted Duck (M)

    Tufted Duck (M)
  25. Tufted Duck x 2

    Tufted Duck x 2

    Tufted Duck x 2
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