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Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

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Photo taken at Martinmere WWT centre,UK 04/05/04

Although the bird above is a captive, wild Goldeneyes can be found in the UK in the winter months. This strange head throwing back is part of the courtship display. I have also observed this back in December with wild birds, as the male was displaying to a female.

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