Thursday, March 25, 2021


Buffleheads, like this drake on 22 March 2021 at the Billy Frank Jr. National Wildlife Refuge, are among the most abundant ducks in Olympia. I mentioned in previous posts that Buffleheads are difficult to photograph. Their white sides and white head patches tend to overwhelm the camera sensors. But bright sunlight is needed to show off this ducks dazzlingly iridescent heads. Consequently for the past two years, I have pursued the ultimate Bufflehead image—this photograph comes closer than most.

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