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



elleturner4 · 10 February 2017 at 07:35

Oh this photo made me chuckle. Isn’t it great when you just catch something like that. Great photo

    HMB · 10 February 2017 at 10:54

    Thanks Liz

suzannerogersonfantasyauthor · 8 February 2017 at 16:19

I love it! Really made me smile.

    HMB · 8 February 2017 at 18:33

    Thanks Suzanne. It still makes me laugh too.

Laurie Graves · 8 February 2017 at 13:21

Wonderful photo! Yes, that sort of encounter with any wild animal is rare and therefore special.

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