This morning as I was standing at the kitchen sink I saw this bird pecking at the ground....went and got the camera...and then there were two......
I never did get a very good shot of the two of them together....hubby said I should have used a faster shutter time....he's most probably right as this birds do move fast....
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The other day my daughters and I were up at a lake and saw this Bufflehead.....I believe it is the female ....the male was present but he kept diving when I wanted to take his photo...maybe he was camera shy. Buffleheads got their name because their head in proportion to their bodies are so much larger and remind them of a buffalo and so named them "buffleheads".
These birds are widely distributed along the coast in the winter.
Buffleheads antics: they explode straight up from the water like tiny missiles. They are often seen in mountain lakes(as in this case) as breeding sites. The female searches for cavity, usually a flicker hole , in which to nest. Her small size enables her to squeeze into woodpecker holes.