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Goldeneye
Goldeneye is a diving duck that breeds in Scandinavia and Siberia in the summer and over winters in more southerly areas including this country. The male has a distinctive black and white appearance while the female, pictured above, is has a slightly more plain appearance, though both feature the eponymous golden eye. It is striking to see the courtship display in late winter and spring whereby male bird tosses its head onto its back then stretches its neck with bill pointing skyward and occasional splashing of feet. Though shy, Goldeneye are regular visitors to the harbour where they dive for underwater molluscs and crustaceans.