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photoblog image Bufflehead Ducks Arrived as the Ice Breaks

Bufflehead Ducks Arrived as the Ice Breaks

 

The English name is a combination of buffalo and head, again referring to the head shape. This is most noticeable when the male puffs out the feathers on the head, thus greatly increasing the apparent size of the head.

 

They are migratory and most of them winter in protected coastal waters, or open inland waters, on the east and west coasts of North America. Their breeding habitat is wooded lakes and ponds in Alaska and Canada, almost entirely included in the boreal forest or taiga habitat...

 

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Bufflehead Ducks Arrived as the Ice Breaks

 

The English name is a combination of buffalo and head, again referring to the head shape. This is most noticeable when the male puffs out the feathers on the head, thus greatly increasing the apparent size of the head.

 

They are migratory and most of them winter in protected coastal waters, or open inland waters, on the east and west coasts of North America. Their breeding habitat is wooded lakes and ponds in Alaska and Canada, almost entirely included in the boreal forest or taiga habitat...

 

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comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 18 May 2018, 00:32
Cusp dwellers...
....peter:): a good way to put it Ray....petersmile
Quite a difference between liquid and solid water...
....peter:): it's the wind that starts to push the ice out once it's thawed at the shoreline Larry....petersmile
Very nice, Peter! It's fun to follow birds' migratory patterns, and to celebrate their return!
....peter:): these birds migrate further north than we are Elizabeth... we only see them for a day or two as soon as there is some open water....peter/pierresmile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 18 May 2018, 05:29
they are too sweet

i love seeing them act like a family
....peter:): they are cure birds but they don't stay on our lake over the summer Sherri... they migrate to lakes much further north of us....petersmile
  • Chris
  • Not nowhere
  • 18 May 2018, 06:43
Another sign of spring for you
....peter:): a sure sign of spring Chris when the migratory birds stop over on their way further north....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 May 2018, 07:44
I think that you might become known as the Ice Man Peter.
....peter:): i am the ice man this week Chad....petersmile
Je me demandais si tu avais toujours de la glace ou si le printemps était chez vous aussi. J'imagine que tes photos sont de ce dernier hiver?
Bisous pour vous 3
....peter:): seulement cette photo était de l'année dernière Marie... mais le reste des photos sont de cette semaine passé au cours de la dernière semaine ... le printemps est arrivé à notre maison maintenant...Bisous de nous 3
They seem a bit confused by the ice Peter
....peter:): they are not confused by the ice Bill... they stop to rest at any open water on their migratory flight further north from us... we only see them for a day each year....petersmile
What a sweet image of these lovely ducks.
....peter:): Welcome to my photoblog Ruthie... it's great to meet new people from around the word with a love for photography...

these ducks only stoped to rest at our open water on their migratory flight further north from us... we only see them for a day each year....petersmile
They and mergansers land in my pond sometimes in very early spring when there is as lot of sea ice.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 May 2018, 21:40
The lake is layered again. Like a grey cake with an white icing topping.

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