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Bufflehead

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Female Bufflehead in flight, low over water with wings in downstroke (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)Female bufflehead taking off in flight from water surface with feet splashing on the water (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)Pair of Male and Female Bufflehead Ducks swimming side by side (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)Female Bufflehead in flight over water with wings in upstroke (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)

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!