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Bufflehead Ducks are Winter visitors here on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.  I took these pictures  last Winter (2011) at the Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, TN, and also on Lake Tansi, an area near Crossville, TN.  The Bufflehead Ducks are my favorite ducks.  They are wary of people.  They are also difficult for me to take pictures of.  They tend to congregate in remote spots on the lakes.

The drake is the  one with white and dark iridescent  purplish-black, and flashes of green.  The hen is charcoal grey with beige and white accents.  The genders mirror each other in color.  They are diving ducks and eat smaller aquatic animals.  The drake can raise the white feathers on its head at times.  These small ducks migrate here for the Winter from way up North in the Mid-western U.S. and also in Canada.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Photographs of Bufflehead Ducks From Last Winter" (7)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    they sure are striking ducks!

  2. Hi all, Just a quick note – I saw the first Ground Hog, also known as a Wood Chuck, here on my property last evening at dusk. I thought we may have one but seeing that furry little guy was sure interesting. They are about the size of a large cat but look like a furry large guinea pig with curly dark brown fur. I hope to be able to take a photo the next time I see one.

  3. Yes, the Buffleheads are pretty ducks. We do get some visiting here, usually near winter, perhaps while migrating.

  4. I love the buffleheads and just about any of the winter ducks. Great post and photos.

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