A female Tufted Duck has been seen mixed in with large rafts of scaup, goldeneye, scoter and ring-necked ducks, feeding in Shirley’s Bay. Overcast skies and extreme distances again made getting a good photo impossible. The image I did get clearly shows the tuft and color well. Coincidentally this is the same area that I saw my first Tufted Duck (a male) on April 30th, 2003.
There were also a few Horned Grebes, on American Widgeon, Bald Eagle and a G. Yellowlegs present. Many sparrows were moving through the area.
The photos below show the bird thats being seen and the other is my photo of a Tufted Duck in my collection. Left clicking on the image will enlarge the image.
Good birding. Ciao for now.