Sunday, 16 January 2011
Goldeneye and Tufted Duck visit The Harbour
The Tufted Ducks are black and white, but very convieniently have a wee tuft on the head, which gives it away. The male pictured above was resting on the river just passed the harbour. The tuft was showing well, as was the clear black and white markings.
The females are more plainly coloured (the bird on the left in the picture below); they are browner where the male is white, but they too have the give away tuft.
Keep an eye out for these ducks on the river, they are quite distinct and worth a second look.
Posted by The Nairn Birder at 10:08