Buffleheads (AKA Buffalo Heads)
I have trouble photographing Buffleheads and other black and white birds. Is it only me?
Buffleheads are the smallest ducks there are. The males only weigh about 1 pound! Despite the fact that they are teeny, tiny birds . . .
They are called Buffalo Heads (shortened to Buffleheads long ago) because their heads are large in comparison to their bodies. Female Buffleheads weigh even less than males - usually much less than a pound!
My son, Pete Wrublewski, took these photos of female buffleheads in flight. I was amazed that he was able to get the shots because these babies are FAST when flying!
More Buffleheads in flight thanks to photographer Pete Wrublewski.