Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

A very common and widespread duck in Norfolk (and elsewhere in Britain), present throughout the year but in greatest numbers during the winter.

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pair of Tufted Ducks, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 22nd April 2004

 

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Tufted Ducks, Abberton Reservoir (Essex, UK), 21st August 2004

 

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Tufted Ducks, Holkham Park Lake (Norfolk, UK), 29th December 2015

 

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male Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 25th March 2007

 

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female Tufted Duck, Whitlingham Country Park (Norfolk, UK), 22nd March 2008

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd May 2008

 

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female Tufted Duck and ducklings, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 20th July 2008

 

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Tufted Ducks, Sidestrand (Norfolk, UK), 28th August 2010

 

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male Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st June 2008

 

female Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 19th September 2010

 

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female and male Tufted Ducks, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 1st June 2013

 

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Tufted Ducks, Caerlaverock (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 29th December 2005

 

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Tufted Ducks, Caerlaverock (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 29th December 2011

 

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Tufted Ducks, Helston Boating Lake (Cornwall, UK), 21st November 2013 - with quite a reddish tone to the breast and crown the bird in the lower two pics recalled Tufted Duck x Ferruginous Duck hybrids; perhaps it was but I think it's just a first-winter male Tufted Duck (comments welcome as always)

 

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Tufted Ducks, Caerlaverock (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 29th December 2011

 

male Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 9th February 2013

 

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female Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 9th February 2013

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th September 2015

 

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female and juvenile Tufted Ducks, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 21st September 2004

 

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female and duckling Tufted Ducks, Holkham Park (Norfolk, UK), 30th June 2008

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th January 2008

 

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male and female Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 11th March 2007

 

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female Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th April 2007

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk), 29th March 2008

 

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male and female Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk), 1st June 2008

 

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male Tufted Ducks, Welney (Norfolk), 10th January 2015

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 20th February 2010

 

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male Tufted Ducks, Lochmaben (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 29th December 2003. The right hand bird appears to have a remarkably rounded head lacking a tuft, resembling a Scaup in this respect.

 

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Tufted Duck, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 4th December 2004

 

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Tufted Duck, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 8th February 2014

 

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Tufted Ducks, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 5th June 2015

 

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Tufted Duck, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 9th October 2004

 

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female Tufted Duck, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 28th May 2004

 

Tufted Duck, Hockwold (Norfolk, UK), 25th July 2009

 

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Tufted Ducks, Wroxham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 12th November 2011

 

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Tufted Ducks, Caerlaverock (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 28th December 2015

 

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Tufted Ducks, Lynford GP (Norfolk, UK), 21st February 2004

 

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Tufted Ducks, near Wissington (Norfolk, UK), 4th July 2015

 

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Tufted Ducks, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 23rd September 2004

 

female Tufted Duck, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 22nd April 2004

 

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female Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 7th March 2009

 

female Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 15th November 2008

 

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male Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st March 2004

 

female Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 23rd December 2003

 

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Tufted DuckS, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 25th August 2008 (2 upper photos and bottom left all show one bird)

 

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female Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th March 2004

 

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male Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 11th December 2005

 

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female Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 18th March 2005

 

female Tufted Duck with ducklings, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 16th July 2004

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 18th November 2006

 

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Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 18th November 2006

 

male Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd May 2007 - this appears to be a late-developing first-winter retaining extensive brown feathering on the flanks and head, features which have been lost by most immature Tufted Ducks by this time. Or is it an adult going into eclipse early?

 

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male Tufted Duck, Blakeney (Norfolk, UK), 17th September 2011 - this bird was in a wildfowl collection but I'm not sure if it was a captive bird belonging there or a wild bird visiting

 

Tufted Duck, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 6th October 2012

 

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male and females Tufted Ducks, Lackford Lakes (Suffolk, UK), 2nd June 2007

 

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Tufted Ducks, Holkham Park (Norfolk, UK), 31st July 2007

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th August 2007

 

female Tufted Duck with ducklings, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 12th August 2007

 

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Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 8th April 2007

 

Tufted Duck, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 26th July 2001

 

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male Tufted Duck, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 17th June 2007

 

Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th October 2007

 

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Tufted Ducks, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 16th December 2007

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 1st January 2008

 

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male Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 30th December 2007

 

female and male Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 17th December 2008

 

male (above) and female (below) Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 17th Februray 2008

 

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male Tufted Duck, Holkham Park (Norfolk, UK), 18th February 2004

 

Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 29th March 2008

 

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Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 20th September 2008

 

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Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 1st December 2009

 

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male and female Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 20th December 2009

 

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male Tufted Duck, Wroxham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 30th January 2010

 

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Tufted Duck, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 9th May 2009

 

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Tufted Ducks, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 12th September 2015

 

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Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th February 2010

 

Tufted Duck, Martham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 29th November 2009

 

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Tufted Duck, Caerlaverock (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 30th December 2003

 

Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 13th September 2008

 

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male Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 25th August 2008

 

male Tufted Duck, Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 4th April 2009

 

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male Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th March 2004

 

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Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 28th December 2010

 

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male Tufted Ducks, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 7th May 2012

 

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male Tufted Duck, Cockshoot Broad (Norfolk, UK), 21st February 2015

 

Tufted Duck, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 19th December 2015

 

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Tufted Ducks, Ornesby Little Broad (Norfolk, UK), 24th January 2016

 

Tufted Duck, Blakeney (Norfolk, UK), 23rd December 2015 - this bird was in the wildfowl collection but I'm not sure if it belonged there or was a wild bird taking advantage of the food provided there