Saturday, January 21, 2012

Buffleheads II/ Camera Critters

 Female and male bufflehead ducks

This appears to have been my lucky week for seeing bufflehead ducks. Last Saturday I showed you a female HERE and today I have both males and a female.

Suddenly I realize that bufflehead males have green on their faces. Until now I'd thought they were simply black and white!

 I wonder what she said to make him leave

OK, truth be told this is a different male from the one above.

Up, up and away!

This is the same male as in photo #2 but a couple of seconds later.

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45 comments:

Kate said...

Aren't birds marvelous creatures? These waterfowl are particularly appealing!

Sandra said...

i love the butt shot second up from the bottom and i like the female head better than the male, love that black head. that water looks rough enough to make them sea sick

Jill said...

They are so pretty. I love the take off shots!

Saun said...

Awesome shots but what did you link up to. I don't see a new linky. Mine are here... http://tickleberrymoon.blogspot.com/

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots!

Birdman said...

Cool action shots! Cool name too.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Buffleheads. The males are handsome. Have a great weekend!

Snap said...

Obviously, the Buffleheads like you! Lovely shots. Happy Critter Day!

La Principessa Errante said...

Gorgeous shots, love capturing birds in flight, they are so beautiful

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That third image is outstanding!!!

If I Could Talk to the Animals

ladyfi said...

Wonderful last shot!

TexWisGirl said...

love the 'fly bye' shots! :)

tapirgal said...

Hello, EG. I'm also a big fan of these little ducks. They winter here in Astoria, Oregon, just outside my back door. You captured them nicely. Isn't that an amazing tail in flight?

Indrani said...

Wow! Never seen them in flight.

Halcyon said...

Cute little guys!

Lorna said...

I'm so shallow: the first thing I thought when I saw the green on the male duck was,"I want a purse in that colour"

Stephanie said...

Very pretty birds.

Elisa said...

So cute... and wonderful indeed!
Greetings
Elisa, Argentina

heyBJK said...

Beautiful ducks!

Phil said...

Brilliant Buffleheads - wish we had them in the UK.

Paulie said...

You captured them brilliantly! Beautiful!

LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making said...

Your caption cracked me up, wondering what made him leave! Ha ha, great pic and a great attitude to go with it.

twobarkingdogs said...

Wonderful photos!

RedPat said...

Great action shots of theses guys!

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely shots. We're having a super weather day aren't we?

Gill

John said...

Awesome captures!

Fur Baby for camera critters. Looking forward to your visit.

George said...

We're the lucky ones because we get to enjoy your wonderful pictures. The last picture, especially, is marvelous.

Becky and Gary said...

I just love Buffleheads. There have been so mnay this winter in the harbor at Barcelona on Lake Erie. Each time we go, they are still there. I don't remember them being there so long, and mixed in with 100's of Mergansers.
Nice shots EG.
B.

Crafty Green Poet said...

very handsome birds the buffleheads!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Tina, Fabulous shots!!! Enjoy the weekend, Jen.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, green on his face! I never knew that before. Good captures.
K

Tanya said...

i've never heard of these ducks before but they sure are cute!

Lowell said...

Those bufflehead males are so good-looking. So that's probably where he went...to see if there were any good-looking bufflehead females in the neighborhood.

Small City Scenes said...

I love the Buffleheads. They visit my pond occasionally. MB

Viola said...

Yes, I can see the green spot on the head. Fun and beautiful pictures! "Love is in the air...* sooooon..!

Randy said...

Love the last two shots.

edenhills said...

The first shot of that male flying is just amazing!

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots of beautiful ducks.
I'm glad he didn't leave her :O)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

great captures!
i especially love the last one.

hope you're having a great weekend!

Ruta said...

How interesting...I have never seen this breed before. They are quite handsome!

Janie said...

Lovely pics of the bufflehead couple, and great action shots, too!

VioletSky said...

I am jealous that you got one in flight!!

Kerri said...

How cool that you got it in flight! Super!

Cheryl said...

Sweet shots of the male in flight.

Lindy MacDuff said...

I'm not sure if we have Bufflehead ducks in our area but they are sure pretty. I like the emerald green on the male's head. Wonderful captures of him in flight. That water looks icy cold where he has it stirred up.

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