Hi all 😁 Any guesse for this one? If you said duck, you would be correct 👏
Other names for a duck are deuk; also spelt jeuk, and deukie quack in the NE. A long-tailed duck is a coal-an-candlelight, and a golden eye, a gowdie(-duck).
The two below are mire-deuks (mallards).
All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.
Hae a guid day 😁