Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Bufflehead Duck

These pictures were taken on April 5th, 2009 on Lake Huron near our home. Bufflehead ducks are normally monogamus, staying with the same mate for years. They normally nest in holes in trees created by Northern Flickers or Pileated Woodpeckers. They are the smallest diving duck in North America. The male is the more colorful guy whereas the second picture from the top is a juvenile male. The last picture is a female.

1 comment:

BocaFriend said...

Awesome, Fred! Thanks to your close-ups I no longer think of buffleheads in B&W! Never knew they had such gorgeous hues on their heads!