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Two little ducks

Posted on 22 January, 2016 at 16:10

Last Tuesday we visited Harkness Rocks near Bamburgh with our bird watching group.  It was a beautiful bright, still day.  There was some good sea-watching: Long-tailed Ducks, Divers, Scoters - and a lovely walk.  On our way back home Julia and I dropped in at Killingworth Lakes - somewhere we had not been before even though it is right on our doorstep.

We notched up two "firsts" - a Redhead Smew and a Scaup. But then discovered that it is not a 'true' Scaup - it is a hybrid (probabaly Tufted Duck x Scaup). I think the names tell you which is which in the photos below...








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