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Tufted Duck

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Common Name Tufted Duck
Scientific Name Aythya fuligula
Status Frequent
Interest Level
Related Species Ducks
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Look for The white flanks on a very dark coloured duck
Habitat Reference

A widespread species of duck almost always on fresh water lakes and ponds, throughout Dorset.


Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

This chart shows the number of records per site for this species. Hover over any column to see the site and the number of records:

This chart shows the number of records per month for this species where there are records (see note below):

The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

These contributors have submitted records for this species:

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These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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Another of those birds I have far too many pictures of, for no better reason than they pose well.
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I really can't resist male tufted ducks!
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How can you not love this wonderful little duck?
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Tufted Ducks , Poole Park

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18/01/2017 - 17:15
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"Keep in line" Tufted Duck at Langham Lakes yesterday.She was having a lot of agro from a coot but serenely swam on
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06/07/2017 - 16:45
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Tufted Duck crew!

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12/12/2017 - 18:38
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
14/01/2018 - 11:31 Nick Urch

1 Firecrest & 3 Bumblebees @TropicalDorset 4 Scaup, 110 Tufties and 270 Pochard at The Swannery seen from New Barn Rd @SwannerySteve

13/01/2018 - 17:38 Colin Lamond

Coot, tufted duck and swan in Poole Park today.

12/12/2017 - 18:38 Ian Ballam

Tufted Duck crew!

01/12/2017 - 19:46 Ian Ballam

Tufted Duck in Lytchett Bay. 3 this morning , only my 5th record in 5 years

17/10/2017 - 22:21 Steve Groves

RT @MarkDobinson1: Somewhat closer than the Spot Sand @DorsetSwannery Tufted Ducks and Pochard enjoying the bracing breeze.…

29/09/2017 - 14:09 RSPB Weymouth

Kingfishers outside the DC, the Hoodie with the Mallards & Tufteds at the duck feeding platform and Little Egret in…

27/09/2017 - 17:56 Ian Ballam

A #PWC2017 year tick, a female Tufted Duck in Lytchett Bay on Monday @PatchBirding

25/09/2017 - 09:52 Ian Ballam

Turning into a very good day ,2nd #PWC2017 tick with a female Tufted Duck in Lytchett Bay, 2nd site record of year @NarwhalSh @harbourbirds

18/07/2017 - 19:00 Ian Ballam Massive amount of Tufted Ducklings at Longham Lakes, I counted 192 on the western side of South lake, likely well o…
08/07/2017 - 19:45 Martin Wood Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck and her ducklings,Reed Bunting and Song Thrush collecting food. All at Longham Lak…
06/07/2017 - 16:45 Phyl England "Keep in line" Tufted Duck at Langham Lakes yesterday.She was having a lot of agro from a coot but serenely swam on
19/06/2017 - 19:15 Ian Ballam Good to see a 2nd Tufted Duck brood in a few days , after @MJLbirder found one on Hatch pond, found this one with 6…
06/06/2017 - 18:30 Ian Ballam Tufted Duck, Hatch Pond, with a bad comb-over !
21/05/2017 - 11:00 Ian Ballam Tufted Duck, Morden Bog
02/05/2017 - 21:30 Steve Groves 2/2 Still a nice selection of lingering 'winter wildfowl' though...3 Pintail, 4 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 4 Gadwall + Pochard & Tufties.
11/04/2017 - 07:30 Retweet RT @avonbirder: Tufies and pochard @RSPBWeymouth
02/03/2017 - 21:30 Ian Ballam Tufted Duck, having a bad hair day at Hatch Pond
18/01/2017 - 17:15 Ian Ballam

Tufted Ducks , Poole Park