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Not sure it's a tufted

Observed: 15th December 2012 By: npwragg
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Ray Turner's picture

Hard to be certain but...

the dark tip to the bill of the male bird seems quite broad and there is perhaps a hint of a crest (certainly the head shape is not round as in Scaup) also, having turned the image the right way up, there could be a pale band behind the dark bill tip of the female.

Of course the female bird could be a Scaup x Tufty hybrid, its head does look very round and there is much white at the base of the bill.

Ray

Ray