Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday Critters ~ 61 ~

Who knew there were so many pretty ducks at the Jersey Shore.
I recently spotted another duck I have never seen before!

 The Bufflehead

Much like other birds and ducks, the male is prettier.
An up-close look at the head shows a glossy green and purple neck,
surrounded by some striking black and white patches.

This Male Duck was extremely difficult to photograph.
It is a tiny duck, with a larger than life head,
which abruptly vanishes and resurfaces as it feeds.
Spending most of it's time under-water, I felt extremely lucky
to be able to capture these two images.

I also "loved" the pretty, sparkly reflection it cast in the water!


Sharing my images from February 11, 2015 with  
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Happy Heart Day To All

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots Debbie. I have only seen these at our WWT centres. Happy St Valentine's day and have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Hi Debbie, the Buffleheads are pretty, especially the males. They do tend to drive you crazy trying to take a photo of them.. Always moving and diving.. Congrats on your new lifer! Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy Valentine's Day weekend!

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  3. That is an interesting looking duck. And you are right, its reflection is awesome.

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  4. I love watching these cute ducks dive and then pop up. :)

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  5. I like the colours of the head. The water seems rather active.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  6. Hope you have a great and romantic heart day.

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  7. ooh, neat! great sighting! congratulations!!!

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  8. Debbie, wonderful pictures.
    I am delighted.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Greetings.
    Lucia ♥♥♥

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  9. Beautiful photos of nature beauties!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  10. Wow, lucky you, that's an incredible discovery. I miss seeing water and ducks of any kind. Spring is on the way right? Because you can't tell by our weather, that I thought was going to warm up, but instead it went down....way down.... !

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  11. He's indeed a very handsome fellow! Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. What a beauty! Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  13. Nice captures - he's really pretty!!

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  14. Oh those little ones who bob up and down all the time are awkward to photograph ... you did good! :D)

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  15. Beautiful images. Both the duck and the water patterns are beautiful.

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  16. They look so lovely on the water ! Beautiful pictures !
    Have a happy Sunday :)

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  17. How nice ... You're very happy in the water !!
    Besos.

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  18. I don't think I've ever seen this duck either. I like the color of it's head. That first shot is really nice.

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  19. I do find it interesting to note that the male is prettier than the female. My Grandson won an art contest a few years back for a painting of the male and female duck. Nature is always so fascinating.
    Blessings!

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