Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dipper Ducks

This is not a good photo, but it's the only one I managed to take of the Bufflehead Ducks in the creek. 
 It seemed whenever they were close enough to photograph, 
my camera was not close enough to grab and my cell phone camera couldn't zoom in enough.  
Once I thought to keep the camera close by, they never came back to our section of the creek.
Dumb Ducks.
This is what a Bufflehead looks like if you manage to get a photo.
They spend the winter in bays and estuaries.
They feed by diving under the water.
I remember my grandparents talking about the "dipper ducks" as they called them.
My grandmother in particular would spend a lot of time watching them and laughing
at how they popped back up to the surface.
It's been a while since I've seen these ducks in Sturgeon Creek.
Glad they've popped back to the surface.