While at Deer Lake I caught sight of a flock of Bufflehead in the distance. I snapped some pictures but they were a little out of range for my camera, so the pictures didn’t turn out too good. However a few weeks later I spotted one while at White Rock, which is the fine fellow at the top of this page.
The males have that iridescent green/purple head with the large white patch, while the females are a little more subdued with gray colouration and a white dot behind their eye. One thing I found out while looking at Wikipedia is that Bufflehead will nest in the cavities trees, usually previously used by the Northern Flicker.
OTHER POSTS WITH THE BUFFLEHEAD:
Starting from Scratch ~ part 2 [#6 to #11]
Hooded Merganser [Lophodytes cucullatus] ~ #16