Monday, February 2, 2009


Out in the Mandeville harbor a couple weekends ago,this pair of Buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) came floating by.  I'm guessing that the channel is about 8 or so feet deep there.  These divers would upend themselves anddive straight down.  They would stay down for about a minute before bobbing back up.

That's the first time I have seen any of these around Mandeville.

--steve buser

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teahouse said...

Those are gorgeous!

I haven't been to Mandeville since I was a little kid. Gosh, it's been a while.

Virginia said...

Superb composition here. These are wonderful. How you capture wildlife like you do amazes me. You must be a patient man!

gogouci said...

Precious image with wonderful atmosphere.

Lavenderlady said...

Nice photo. I don't know birds well. when someone asks me the name of a bird, I say "big or small, pretty or noisy". These I would call beautiful.

Hope said...

How lucky you were to have seen these! It's a beautiful photo!

Joy said...

They look gorgeous! They haven't been our way.

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SusanD182 said...

Very Pretty Steve...they are similar to a Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus). Which are pretty common in New Orleans, City Park & Audubon Park. I have a few pictures of them.