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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Scaup at Cardiff Bay

A couple of record shots of two of the imm drake Scaup at Prospect Place on 23rd. The third drake had just one small grey feather showing on the side I could see.


John Wilson said...

Actually the 2nd bird on the top pic cd be the third drake - there's a hint of a pale feather on the back.

Phil Bristow said...

Thanks for posting the photos John. I watched the six birds together at very close range on 24 Oct. As you rightly point out, 2are obviously males beginning to acquire first-winter plumage, though one is distinctly more advanced than the other. All the others others are typical juvs, though judging from the presence of one or two pale vermic scaps, one of these 4 may be male too.