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Friday, January 28, 2011

Gliding Buffleheads

Astoria, Oregon ~ January 28, 2011

Winter is the season when bufflehead ducks come to live in our river, and I always enjoy seeing them. Their range is huge, covering most of North America, but I don't remember seeing them until I moved here. I also posted a photo of the buffleheads on January 29, 2010. All of the ducks in today's image are females, but in last year's post you can see the distinction between the genders, as the male has a lot more white on the head and lower body. I love the peaceful feeling of the water as the ducks slip and glide over the small swells when the river is calm along its banks.

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12 comments:

Francisca said...

The female buffleheads are so pretty and the males are rather elegant!

Leovi said...

A nice frame with some nice reflections on the river, and these beautiful ducks

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow you know a lot about ducks!I'm always learning good things with blogfriends, thanks a lot!
And this picture is wonderful!
Hugs
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Love the ducks reflections and I love how you've captured the movement of the water, lovely! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Jacob said...

Hey, I think we've got some of the Buffleheads here in Stone Creek...they look very familiar and the other day Lois and I were walking by one of the ponds and this is what we saw, but I didn't know what they were and now I do, so thank you! They are cute!

Woody said...

I like the little white spots on their head, it's cute.

Paul said...

These ducks are new to me and I have always liked ducks. Always good to discover a new type.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! Soothing...

Ebie said...

They are so cute! I would not remember their species. Thanks for the information, Sheryl, very educational.

Birdman said...

Never heard or seen these critters. Cool shot.

JM said...

So cute! Lovely capture.

'Tsuki said...

Nice catch on those birds... By looking at the picture, I can see why you enjoy this migration halt...

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