Bufflehead Drake on Golden Pond…sort of.

Bufflehead Drake on Golden Pond…sort of.

Buffleheads can be seen in the Twin Cities metro area each spring and fall. Look for buffleheads in small ponds that have fish in them. Buffleheads will also be found in small lakes. During winter you may find lazy buffleheads in open areas of the Mississippi River....
Red Breasted Merganser Displays

Red Breasted Merganser Displays

Each spring the red breasted mergansers use the lakes of the Twin Cities to refuel and court. This drake red breasted merganser is doing his courtship display for a hen. Numerous drakes will jockey for position to court a single hen.