Friday, 18 March 2011

Tufted Duck.........now you see me, now you don't

My sons wedding was on Saturday so this post from Friday is my effort for this weeks
 World Bird Wednesday. 

Please feel free to view some images of our wonderful day here.


The Tufted Duck is a lovely little diver......
......oh he's gone!
A lovely couple......
......after you dear.
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
I had a nice walk at Moore Nature Reserve today and the sound of spring was in the air. The Tufted Ducks were showing really well at Birchwood Pool and I spent an hour or so enjoying their antics. Moore NR is next to a landfill site but is very well managed and is a lovely place to visit. It has a great list of birds seen on the reserve including... Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Bitterns and Kingfishers plus some of the rarer Gulls of which there are hundreds due to the landfill site.  A lovely place to visit and only about ten miles from home.


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click on the image above to see more lovely birds

To see images of Craig and Eleanors wedding click here: http://rambleswithacamera.blogspot.com/

21 comments:

Calling Ravens said...

Kingfishers-I love Kingfishers! Sounds like a lovely day!

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew..Sounds like you enjoyed your day, I hope it helped you to relax for the big day!!
The photos are very nice of the playful couple...looks like they had a good day too!!
I'll be think of you all!!

ShySongbird said...

Sounds like a great place to visit! The Tufties are fun to watch.

As I type this I suspect you are all enjoying your special day and if the weather is like it is here, you couldn't have wished for better. Many congratulations to Craig and Eleanor!

JM said...

These are some of the most beautiful ducks I've seen and the sequence you posted is so cool. Great job.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was fun! You did great getting pictures almost as they dived away from you. They're beautiful ducks.

Gary said...

They're beautiful, Andrew. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos and interesting ducks.

Fotokarusellen said...

A very beautiful set of images. A great bird and beautiful shots. Well done.
Have a nice day.

Sondra said...

Terrific shots of a very handsome Duck!

Frank said...

Sounds like a super location Andrew. Get hunting that Lesser Spotted before the folige appears. I think I have more pics of Tufties than anything else but they are a delight to watch.

holdingmoments said...

Those tufties have a habit of disappearing as you press the shutter lol

Moore Nature Reserve sounds a great place to visit Andrew.

Marvin said...

The Tufted Duck is a stunning bird. Great shots!

Springman said...

What a fantastic series! I don't get it though, if I get within 50 paces of a duck, any duck, they move away from me pronto. Yet when I see excellent takes such as these I wonder what is wrong with my approach. Why can't I get a picture of the front side of a duck? Ah well...
;-)WBW

bailey-road.com said...

What a lovely pair of Tufted Ducks! Wonderful captures!

EmptyNester said...

Very nice but I really enjoyed the wedding pictures and the speech!

Jean said...

Awww...what pretty ducks! Love all your shots!

srp said...

I love to watch the little duck acrobats and divers... their little tails sticking up! Great shots!

Larry said...

Excellent shots of the Tufted Duck Andrew! I really enjoy watching diving ducks, they are so cool.

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful pictures of the Tufted Duck! The only shots I have been able to get is where the tuft hardly shows up against the neck. Nice post.

texwisgirl said...

Looks like they were dressed in their formal attire to attend your son's lovely wedding! :)

Robin Robinson said...

Really nice Tufted!