Wyre Forest Study Group

11 Jan  2024

Male Tufted Ducks – Aythya fuligula

Male Tufted Ducks, Trimpley Reservoir, 11 Jan 2024.

These ducks are seen every year during the winter, often in groups of 10 or 12 of males and females.

Although one of the UK’s smallest diving duck, Tufted ducks are skilled swimmers and divers. They can dive to considerable depths in search of aquatic vegetation, molluscs, insects, and small fish, using their strong webbed feet for propulsion underwater.









Male Tufted Ducks - Rosemary Winnall

Male Tufted Ducks – Aythya fuligula ♂

Photo by: Rosemary Winnall