Buffleheads Are Back……And So Am I!
WOW, I cannot believe that several months have passed since my last post. Several ups and downs, and a few hiccups inbetween, unfortunately kept me from my hobby. I’ve missed blogging and haven’t been able to keep up with those blogs I read regularly. I’ve tried to photograph here and there when I could. It’s just not been the same…..
I hope I’m able to find the time and get back to blogging and blog reading. I love the fall season here along the Kent Narrows on the Maryland Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It is impossible to not get inspired by the bold colors and sounds that have arrived. When the sun rises each morning, small flocks of Canada Geese are honking in distance coves as they awake and discuss their plans on departing and moving on for the day in search of farm lands to feed on. They return in the evening for safety through the night.
Some of my shots:
This past Wednesday before leaving for work, I was out on my balcony listening to the Canada Geese’s usual morning chatter. A breezy wind was chopping up the water a bit, yet a white spot caught my eye out in the distant. I grabbed my binoculars and saw a lone male Bufflehead bobbing along. My first of the season!
The Bufflehead is the smallest of the duck family in North America. Chunky and energetic, they are super-fun to watch! When able to photograph them close-up, the mission is to capture their dark glossy head gleaming an iridescent greenish-purple shine. Like this shot of mine from last winter. 🙂
The next morning I looked for the lone Mr. Bufflehead again, hoping he returned. I was surprised to find a group this time!
They made their way towards a group of Mallard Ducks where there’s safety in numbers.
I hung around a little longer hoping they would venture towards me for some better shots, but no such luck this time. No matter, the Buffleheads are back!
A final photo of one of our community’s trees, on fire for the season, captured this morning.
It’s good to be back. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your week! Make it a great one!