Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bird of the Day: Bufflehead

If bufflehead were a word in the dictionary, it might have a definition like this: 1) a confused person who doesn't know how things work 2) a person who who hears, but misconstrues 3) a person who wraps his head/ears in white swaddling in order to remain oblivious to reality

But a Bufflehead is simply a small sea duck. What I find interesting about the group hanging around my boat dock this afternoon is that there's an extra female. What happened to her Mr. Bufflehead? And will the paired-off Buffleheads still invite her to dinner?

1 comment:

Ms. Moon said...

I've never heard of such a bird. Do they act a little spacey? Why did they get such a name?