North America’s smallest diving duck, the Bufflehead, is easily distinguished from other ducks. The male has a white underside and a dark back that appears black, but upon closer inspection, is actually a deep iridescent greenish-purple. At the back of the black head is a wedge of white. This mark distinguishes the Bufflehead from the larger goldeneyes, which have white in front of their eyes. The smaller female is a drab, brownish, dusty-black with white ear- and wing-patches.
First Sighting of Year
|Thursday, January 1, 2015||46 Youngs Ln Phippsburg ME United States|
|Friday, January 1, 2016||2€“112 Ratcliff Rd Westport Island ME United States|
|Monday, January 1, 2018||105 Cushman Point Rd Wiscasset ME United States|