Saturday, October 23, 2010

Camera Critter #133

When I first started birding, the first waterfowl I learned to identify without consulting a book, was the Bufflehead.

One day while talking with other birders, I mispronounced the name and said, “Buffalohead.”  Several of the people jumped on my mistake and made sure I corrected it.

I never forgot that lesson, and the other day when I saw some Buffleheads on the water at the Redmond sewage ponds, I began the stalk.  However, they were well aware of what I was doing and soon as I would get close enough to lift my camera, off they flew to the other side.

I decided to snap off a long shot of them just in case I couldn’t get a good close shot.

I’m glad I did.

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The bird with the white body and head is the male.  The others are the female Buffleheads.

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8 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Excellent shot. Shooting animals can be challenging.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well I learned something. I had never heard of a bufflehead until I read your post.

Nice photo.

Misty Dawn said...

I certainly wouldn't be able to identify a Bufflehead, but I might have a better chance at it now that I've seen your pic. It looks really neat when you click on it and view it larger.

Lyndsey said...

Very cool shot, I'm glad I got to see a bufflehead! Both even male and female!

Blondie's Abode said...

Nice capture! I love the overall look of the photo.

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, that's four more buffaloheads than I've ever seen before, LOL.
Seriously, that was a smart move, getting a shot of them before they saw you sneaking up on them.

Kay, Alberta

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is a very nice shot with some great reflections as well. Nicely done

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Wonderful shot. looks like they had a date

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