Did You Know? (Butterballs)

That buffleheads are sometimes called butterballs?  This species has a low, swift flight and unlike most divers, they can fly straight up from a watery takeoff.  They are challenging to photograph up close because they dive or take off as soon as they see you lift up your camera.  Maybe they think it is a gun, although I can’t imagine they are hunted, they are so small and incredibly cute. 

E.J. Lefavour

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