Smew Mergellus albellus

Smew
Smew
Smew
The pretty but ghostly Smew drake. The Smew breeds in Eurasian Taiga and winters mainly in northern Europe but can be found as far south as the Black Sea.
Smew
Smew
Smew
An amazing-looking bird in white and black breeding plumage, especially when he raises his white quiff. Smew have a narrow, serrated bill like the Mergansers but shorter. They dive for fish.
Alien Smew
Alien Smew
The alien or raccoon of the duck world
Smew
or possibly the badger
Smew
His ghostly white sides close up are actually vermiculated light grey.
Smew He can be smooth
Smew or untidy.
Smew
Smew
Smew pair
In transition between breeding and nearly completed eclipse plumage