Keeping coy, ferruginous duck, West Park

Keeping coy, ferruginous duck, West Park

Some of the time, the West Park ferruginous duck showed itself clearly. At other times it was hard to catch even a glimpse.

Keeping coy, ferruginous duck, West Park

Here it was hanging out with a group of tufties as usual, but sticking close to the island. It was behind the protective railing, and under the overhanging branches. Just occasionally, it would emerge for a few secods while it needed a little more space to preen, then head back to cover.