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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!

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