Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck

Observation - Tufted Duck - UK and Ireland. Description: It was diving in a freshwater loch - it leapt before diving and became completely submerged. At one point, as it became aware of my presence, it began swimming low in the water. When it was at the edge of the loch, preening, its belly was very pale. A you

It was diving in a freshwater loch - it leapt before diving and became completely submerged. At one point, as it became aware of my presence, it began swimming low in the water. When it was at the edge of the loch, preening, its belly was very pale. A young female perhaps?