Mid December and no ice. Four Bufflehead ducks were swimming amongst the docks at the yacht club in Whitby Harbour - three males and one female. The males were showing off, trying their best to impress the female.
For most of the time I was hidden behind some dead weeds, standing very still so they didn't notice I was there. Unfortunately the weeds were often between them and me, but every once in a while they came into my lens's view.
3 males, 1 female
After a few minutes they moved into deeper water. The males appear to be disinterested in the female here...but it's not true. On the right one male is chasing one of the other males away.
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