Water fowl aren't really my forte when it comes to birding...and not just because of my lack of exposure to them. It's not very often that I get to see buffleheads but I did this past weekend. A few small beaver ponds yielded up some good specimens, among them a couple mallards and a bufflehead. I spent a good half hour observed them through my binoculars. It wasn't until after I had left and was walking backing to the house that it dawned on me that I could have taken a photo. Ah well, the zoom on my camera is horrible and they were likely too far away, I consoled myself.
Now as luck would have it, I passed another marsh area on the way home and I spotted another bufflehead (a pair actually). Apparently I wasn't holding the camera as steadily as I thought as this photo clearly demonstrates.
....and of course, they both just HAD to fly off as soon as I had taken the photo.