Duck ID's please

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Duck ID's please

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Taken on the scrape at Minsmere.

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  • Looks like a Juvenile Tufted Duck. Juveniles have small amounts of whitish colour around the base of the bill, and it looks as if you just see a little bump on the back of the head in the 2nd picture.

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  • Looks like Tufted Duck and juvenile Little Grebe

  • Hi Bob, thanks. I can see the juvenile Little Grebe, but I am not certain why Tufted Duck, the bill seems the wrong colour and the white patch is not mentioned in my book. You may be right as I know there are always variations!  Thanks David

  • Looks like a Juvenile Tufted Duck. Juveniles have small amounts of whitish colour around the base of the bill, and it looks as if you just see a little bump on the back of the head in the 2nd picture.

  • Thanks Bob and Malcolm, I don't think I would have got there on my own, but am convinced now...….David