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.