As any regular reader on this blog knows by now...I love photographing birds!! The Lord made these beautiful delicate looking creatures so hardy and so lovely it is hard not to think that all Christians must be birdwatchers!
This past spring we had some passing visitors on our pond. I spent over half an hour crouched on our dock trying to get good shots of these small seabirds that stopped by on their way back to Alaska and Canada. They are Buffleheads! For some reason I never got around to posting these shots, so I decided to share them now as a nod to all our migrating feathered friends....and maybe those of us who wish we could fly south for a warmer winter too!
|Buffleheads have a high metabolism so they are very active and great for birdwatching!|
This guy was floating to the surface after a dive. It is the most interesting thing to watch! They dive down deep and then you have to wait a while for them to resurface...and when they do they raise so slow and steady it is almost like they are on an little elevator. It is really cool and the one thing I can't convey in still photography! But I did my best in the shots below to catch them while diving to eat.
|Usually one in the group stays on the surface to stand guard|