Monday, November 18, 2013

                                                           Northern Mockingbird

                                             Greater Scaup Pair(Female about to dive, right)

                                                           Male Greater Scaup

                                                      Double-crested Cormorants

                                         Male Bufflehead Running on Water(Mating Ritual)

                                              Male Buffleheads Courting Female(Center)

                                                             Female Bufflehead

                                                                 Male Bufflehead

                                                   Great Blue Heron "And She Said…"

                                                                Ruddy Ducks
                                                             Male Greater Scaup

                                                        Double-crested Cormorants


                                                     Double-crested Cormorant in Flight

                                                                 Pied-billed Grebe

                                                                 Ruddy Duck

                                                           Pied-billed Grebe

42 degrees/partly cloudy/15 mph winds/075-0930

It was cool this morning, no questions asked.  The life on the lake was active, and as you can see, several interesting poses were obtained.  December will prove even more interesting with Redheads and Canvasbacks, but right now, I am enjoying the courtship rituals of the Buffleheads.  It is common for several males to court the same female and she remains quite aloof during this process.  Sound familiar in your world, guys?