Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
A small sea duck only passing the Montreal area from their winter habitat, protected coastal or inland waters to the breeding areas in the tundra and boreal forests. This species dives for food which mostly consists of aquatic insects, crustacean and mollusks.
How To Identify
A beautiful bird. The male has colorful feathers front of the head and a large white patch on the back male. Females brownish, dark grey on the back and light grey breast and belly with a white patch on the cheek.
Where and When to Spot
I saw this species only during a short period of time in early April in Rapids Park Lachine.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Rapids Park Lachine
Friday, April 14, 2017
TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N
Focal Length 600mm
Shutter Speed 1/1250s