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Bufflehead Ducks were here almost all Winter.  As far as I know, these small diving ducks have left for their Northern home waters.   I enjoyed seeing them while they were here.  I took these pictures in February and March, 2011, from my yard and from other spots here on the lake.  The Bufflehead Ducks dive for their food.  They are expert swimmers under the water.  They eat aquatic insects, and aquatic plants.  The male or drake Bufflehead Duck is white with very dark green, and black accents.  The bill is dark and quite short.  The female or hen is a dark brown that almost appears black with white accents.  The Bufflehead Ducks were migratory Winter visitors here in Cumberland County, TN.  I liked having them here as they were beautiful but shy visitors.  I’ll look forward to seeing them again late in November or early in December.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  I am going to be taking another week-long blog break so I will be right back here with more new pictures and information a week from tomorrow!  See ya then!   :  )

Comments on: "The Bufflehead Ducks That Visited Last Winter" (4)

  1. i’ve never seen these ducks in person. i hope they return for you.

  2. I’m looking forward to seeing them again here too. They are both pretty and entertaining!

  3. They look like they are wearing tuxedos, and all getting in a receiving line at a very fancy event!!

  4. They are pretty ducks! I am looking forward to seeing these guys! Have a great day!

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