The Bufflehead is one of the fastest ducks in flight that I have ever attempted to photograph, they are like little rockets!. They are very small diving ducks and are a treat to watch. They pop up and down on the water and take off in flight from the water’s surface, looking like they are walking on the water. In flight they dart around very rapidly and unpredictably. If you have ever tried to photograph a Kingfisher in flight, the Bufflehead is just as challenging!
Posts Tagged: bird behavior
An Adult Tree Swallow came frequently to feed insects to this nestling. This time the bug got away!
This gregarious, colorful, tropical bird looks like a cartoon character! I found this one in South Texas, drinking from a puddle with the water dripping off it’s beak. It occasionally stopped and looked at it’s reflection in the water puddle.
This House Sparrow nestling really wants that Bee that Mom has in her mouth.
This Female Northern Cardinal is busy bathing and splashing in a puddle. She is vigorously cleaning her feathers and splashing water. This image was taken in April during mating season so maybe she is primping for a date?