Buffleheads belong to the duck family.
They are commonly spotted in woodland lakes, ponds and in sheltered coastal areas.
Male buffleheads are easily identified by their dark black heads
with large, white patches that reach from their eyes to the back of the crowns.
White wing bars on their otherwise black wings make it easy to identify them in flight
along with their black backs and white undersides.
Buffleheads are unique among the diving ducks as they can spring directly into flight.
This guy really made sure that he was looking his best …
… until … oops!
He lost his balance and fell off the log.
He quickly collected himself, went upright …
… shook his tail feathers and paddled back to his flock.