Bet that title caught your attention, huh? Birding may be slowing down as the weather is getting colder and I am not a fan of the cold but that could change if I hear of some interesting species I’ve not captured yet. But I have hundreds of photos to cull and edit to keep me occupied for awhile.
So here are two species of diving ducks that up until this first year of my exploring bird photography more seriously, I had never heard of let alone seen. The first are some Bufflehead ducks (read more about it here)
And a similar species, the Hooded Merganser (read more here)
I saw the Merganser ducks first and mistakenly identified them as Buffleheads until I looked it up and realized my mistake – whoops! While they both have that big white patch on their heads, the Merganser’s fold theirs down while the Buffles don’t. We’re looking forward to capturing more birds when breeding season rolls around and (hopefully) when it’s safe to travel again.
Isn’t nature amazing? Have a great weekend everyone!