November 06, 2014

Birds of a feather.............

mingle with others. Or something like that.

A greater scaup in the foreground and a bufflehead the back, both in beautiful plumage.

Greater Scaup -Aythya marila

Medium-sized diving duck.
Rounded head.
Bill bluish with black tip.

Bufflehead -Bucephala albeola

Bufflehead are very small, compact ducks with large, rounded heads and short, wide bills.
The Bufflehead nests almost exclusively in holes excavated by Northern Flickers and, on occasion, by Pileated Woodpeckers.

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