Sunday, April 13, 2008

Good Day To Be A Duck

It's cloudy, cold and drizzly today. It's a good day to be a duck. This little female Bufflehead has been feeding in the pond for hours today. She's all by herself and according to my bird books she shouldn't really be here this time of year. But maybe she's taking her time heading north. At any rate, she's a new species for me and it's been fun watching her.

Buffleheads feed on crustaceans and small fish. She dives down and leaves a trail of bubbles wherever she goes. She seems to swallow whatever she finds before she lets me get a good look at it, so I'm not sure what she's been catching.

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