Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

November 6, 2010

The Scaup

Filed under: Birds,Reflections,Western Springs — paul @ 6:57 am


The New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae) is a diving duck exclusive to New Zealand. This particular one was at Western Springs where there is a small resident flock of scaups.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.


  1. What a gorgeous duck! I love its coloring! And such a great reflection! Terrific shot for the day, Paul! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — November 6, 2010 @ 7:49 am

  2. He seems startled at the thought someone would want to take his picture.

    Comment by Martha Z — November 6, 2010 @ 9:16 am

  3. I love ducks with green feathers, something about the silky flash it has in the water.

    Comment by joan — November 6, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

  4. Those yellow eyes are really impressive ! Thanks for making us discover this particular species ; I did learn something today, and I really enjoy that.

    Comment by 'Tsuki — November 6, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

  5. Awesome reflection shot!
    Weekend Reflection

    Comment by Manang Kim — November 7, 2010 @ 3:42 am

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