During the morning of August 12 2006 Anabel Harries and JW counted no less than 10 Maccoa Ducks at the Eluanata-Nanja wetland.
All but one appeared to be either female or immature, as no really obvious males were present, at least within my 42X scope range from the southern shoreline.
NB: I checked carefully for differences about the head and bill: i.e. shape, pattern, tone and colouration. Only one bird stood out as different and that was at the very beginning and (he?) disappeared almost immediately.
The first shorebirds were ‘coming back from the northlands’