Astoria, Oregon ~ March 21, 2011
Although I took this photo back in March, the bufflehead ducks are still on the Columbia River. I'm not sure what date they usually fly away, but it's been so cold and rainy, I wonder if they feel that it's still winter, as most of us do?
I only recently noticed that the ducks' tails fan out when they swim. I have one photo, though not a close-up, of a tail fanned in flight. When I find it, I'll post it. I always enjoy seeing these small, pretty ducks each year, even though they are shy and get away from me and my camera as fast as they can.
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