Tuesday, 5 February 2013

A recent visit to Penclacwydd (Llanelli WWT)

The most interesting bird we saw was a bit of a puzzle. When I took the photograph I thought it was of a female tufted duck. But on processing the image I thought it matched images of a scaup. So it was time to consult the experts - in my case Wendy and Richard. The answer came back as a scaup faced tuftie, i.e. a tufted duck with the face of a scaup. Here it is:
The other two images shown were also taken from the Sir Peter Scott hide. A pair of arguing cormorants:

And a male gadwall:

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