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  1. Tufted ducks

    Tufted ducks

  2. Male tufted duck in flight

    Male tufted duck in flight

  3. Duckling

    Duckling

    Not sure about the ID.
  4. Male tufted duck

    Male tufted duck

  5. Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck

    A choppy ride!
  6. 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...
  7. SF: a bit of privacy please!

    SF: a bit of privacy please!

  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ;)
  11. Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck
  12. Tufted Duck's

    Tufted Duck's

    Tufted Ducks
  13. tufted duck

    tufted duck

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

    Tufted Duck (M)

    Tufted Duck (M)
  15. Tufted Duck x 2

    Tufted Duck x 2

    Tufted Duck x 2
  16. Tufted Duck (F)

    Tufted Duck (F)

    Tufted Duck (F)
  17. Tufted ducklings

    Tufted ducklings

  18. Female tufted duck with ducklings

    Female tufted duck with ducklings

  19. Tufted Duck (M)

    Tufted Duck (M)

    Tufted Duck (M)
  20. tufted duck

    tufted duck

    male in eclipse
  21. Tufted Duck

    Tufted Duck

  22. Tufted Duck (F).

    Tufted Duck (F).

  23. Who said girls should have long hair?

    Who said girls should have long hair?

    Short hair is feminine too, and guys can be really sexy with a long ponytail ;) So says this female Tuftie.
  24. Tufted Duck Female

    Tufted Duck Female

    A few on lake
  25. SF  On their way to a hairdresser.  Tufted ducks.

    SF On their way to a hairdresser. Tufted ducks.

    Windy and a bad hair day.
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