Thursday, 10 June 2021

Ring-necked duck, Peedie Sea, Kirkwall

Ring-necked duck at Kirkwall, Orkney yesterday, showing that not every aythya with a tuft is a tufted duck. Ring-necked ducks often have tufts as they enter eclipse. Ironically this was the only partial eclipse that we saw today. The partial solar eclipse that was meant to be visible from Orkney around lunch time was completely obscured by the clouds.

This was my third ring-necked duck this year, but I'm always pleased to see this species.

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