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Look at me ladies

By DaveNewbury
Smew (Mergus albellus)
The Smew is a small compact diving duck with a delicate bill. The male is white with a black mask and a black back.
It is a winter visitor in small numbers from Scandinavia and Russia.
Little is known about this bird on its breeding grounds.
This one was photographed at WWT Washington in May 2018 and is in its striking breeding plumage ,
Thanks for you awards (pm sent), and the many V's & C's on my Puffin, always very much appreciated Dave

Tags: Smew Wildlife and nature WWt Washington

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1 Feb 2019 5:38PM
A beauty Dave,
A real cracker dave, love it!
1 Feb 2019 7:06PM
Beautiful image
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
1 Feb 2019 7:19PM
Great shot of this charming and attractive water bird.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
1 Feb 2019 7:37PM
Always interesting to see a bird never encountered before--especially one so well photographed

He looks to be wearing dark sun glasses
1 Feb 2019 9:09PM
Stunning shot Dave 😎😎😎
jimbob133 7 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2019 10:35PM
Great shot like it
Tooma 5 2.2k 3 Scotland
2 Feb 2019 12:26AM
What a striking looking wee duck! Another new one for me, Dave. Tricky to expose for I expect. Smile
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2019 8:16AM
Exquisite... One I have never seen before...
Excellent capture Dave, Isabel GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
2 Feb 2019 8:54AM
He is rather handsome, great shot
2 Feb 2019 9:15AM
I don't get to see these too often, a lovely shot with excellent exposure, Dave.SmileSmile
2 Feb 2019 9:37AM
Lovely image.

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