A Wayward Visitor

On Saturday we had a visitor to our pond that we certainly did not recognize. After searching our Peterson’s Field Guide to Estern Birds, we identified it as a Bufflehead Duck. (It was obviously named by Mr. Peterson’s 3 year old child as what self-respecting ornithologist would name a bird a Bufflehead?) A quick look at its Range Map confirmed this was one bird who was off its migratory path. Soon it flew off heading we assume for Canada, its summer breeding range. If you, like us, do not know what a Bufflehead Duck looks like, here is his photo:

Behold The Bufflehead!

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2 thoughts on “A Wayward Visitor

  1. Actually, he wasn’t off his migratory pattern, he took a detour to avoid this ridiculously cold spring we northerners are experiencing. We’d like to join him at the pond.

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