I’ve recently had the pleasure of watching a visiting female Bufflehead from my balcony in the marina below. Unfortunately, it was cloudy; but I lucked out that she came closer towards me.
She was quite busy, diving and feeding on aquatic invertebrates. (click on first image to start slideshow)
You can see how she spreads her tail and uses it to propel herself into the dive. Buffleheads are the smallest diving duck in North America.
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With her little blue beak, the female Bufflehead is an adorable beauty.
Female Bufflehead wing stretch
“Ahhhhh, that felt good!”
I was fortunate on obtaining many interesting captures with her reflections and water wakes.
It is always a delight to have surprise visitors. I’ve seen her twice since, so I’m hoping I see her again on a day when the sun is shining.