A Tufted Duck with Attitude

A Tufted Duck with Attitude

In all my decades as birdwatcher and my years photographing our feathered friends, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a face staring at me through my viewfinder.

I love tufted ducks. They are pretty much the shape and proportions of those yellow plastic ones you can float in the bath, though obviously bigger.

You usually see them bobbing along, dabbling for pond weed. They have little tufts of feathers on top of their heads that stick up when caught by the breeze. If you had to describe them in one word, it would probably be “cute”.

This one, however, must have been the rebel of the flock:


Tufted Duck oddball

A Tufty with Attitude ©HelenBushe


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