The Bufflehead (Scientific name - Bucephala albeola) is a small diving duck found throughout North America. They range from Alaska to Mexico. The male is easily distinguished by the large white wedge at the back of its dark head. It has a dark back and white body. The head is somewhat iridescent and shows green to purple. The female is much more plain with a greyish brown body and darker back. The female head is dark brown with a oval white patch on the cheek.
The photos were all taken at Mill Lake, Abbotsford, B.C. between November 2013 and January 2014.