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My Favorite Little Duck

Yes, what a banner day I had yesterday seeing all the wildlife!  In addition to the Sand Hill Cranes, birds, and geese, I also saw a pair of Bufflehead Ducks!  I get tickled by seeing these tiny diving ducks.  The males are white with a blue-black patch on their face,  head, neck and back.  The female or hen is almost an opposite being dark charcoal grey-brown with a white patch on the head and underside up the flanks and neck.

The Buffleheads are especially shy ducks.  Because the pair were paddling around on the nearby private community lake, I had to shoot these photographs from the street above.  This location is just across from my driveway.  I don’t have access to the shoreline of the lake because we are not residents of the resort that owns the lake. The Buffleheads are migratory visitors here in Cumberland County.  They are just here for the winter months.  I am always absolutely thrilled to see the Bufflehead ducks.  I took these pictures yesterday afternoon.   Please click on the thumbnail image.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "My Favorite Little Duck" (9)

  1. TexWisGirl said:


    • Hi TexWisGirl, I agree! Buffleheads are so pretty. I also think I am drawn to them because of their shy nature. I also only get to see them in the Winter here. Have a super good Wednesday tomorrow!

  2. They really are a brilliant and startlingly bold looking duck!

  3. I love the buffleheads too, they are pretty ducks. Great shots. I hope the rest of your week is great/

    • Hi Betsy, So glad you also like the Buffleheads. I think some do hang out on Lake St. George near the dam area. I also have seen Ring-necked Ducks there recently as well. Have a super good day tomorrow!

  4. I seldom see buffleheads here, although we are within their range. Do they make a whistling sound when they fly like the goldeneye does?

    • Hi Montucku, In answer to the question about the whistle, I think so but it has been awhile since I have seen and heard the Buffleheads up close (when I still lived at the lake). Glad you also have Buffleheads that come to visit. Have the most wonderful day today!

  5. Gosh, you do see such a wide vary of birds! They are pretty ducks.

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