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Posted By: healthjoypeace - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/31/2009
Location: On the Sound in Kitty Hawk, NC
Total Posts: 1325

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 5:25 PM




There is a little flock of bufflehead having a grand time in the sound waves, just diving and splashing away. Sorry no picture :sad:. My little point and shoot just doesn't have the range

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Posted By: Tim-OBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/2/2004
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 13094

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 5:29 PM




There is a little flock of bufflehead having a grand time in the sound waves, just diving and splashing away. Sorry no picture :sad:. My little point and shoot just doesn't have the range

Buffleheads are cute little ducks.



Posted By: JimmyZ - (Send PM)
Member Since: 2/18/2004
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL/Southern Shores, NC
Total Posts: 12821

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 6:11 PM




Nice. If you see any hooded mergansers let me know. I need to get some shots of those.



Posted By: JLphoto - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/6/2009
Location: Carova / Jackson Hole
Total Posts: 635

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 7:51 PM




Jimmy, check out the ponds near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Thats the easy access place for some "mergreasers." The best and most consistant place on the beach though that I have found is the creeks running out of the ponds behind Bodie Island Light. I come into the trail off of hwy 12. Its maybe a 100 yards and youll have marsh along your right. as soon as it opens up to the confluence of 3 creeks, your at the right spot. tuck yourself into some of the brush along the bank and throw your camera up on the tripod and just wait. Buffleheads, hoodies, widgeons, gadwalls, and otter abound. Ive had both mergreasers and otter pop up just inches from me in that spot.

Posted By: JimmyZ - (Send PM)
Member Since: 2/18/2004
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL/Southern Shores, NC
Total Posts: 12821

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 1:05 AM




Jimmy, check out the ponds near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Thats the easy access place for some "mergreasers." The best and most consistant place on the beach though that I have found is the creeks running out of the ponds behind Bodie Island Light. I come into the trail off of hwy 12. Its maybe a 100 yards and youll have marsh along your right. as soon as it opens up to the confluence of 3 creeks, your at the right spot. tuck yourself into some of the brush along the bank and throw your camera up on the tripod and just wait. Buffleheads, hoodies, widgeons, gadwalls, and otter abound. Ive had both mergreasers and otter pop up just inches from me in that spot.

Thanks. I'll have to give that a try.

Posted By: VaBeacher - (Send PM)
Member Since: 9/4/2009
Location:
Total Posts: 323

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 3:26 PM




Jimmy, check out the ponds near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Thats the easy access place for some "mergreasers." The best and most consistant place on the beach though that I have found is the creeks running out of the ponds behind Bodie Island Light. I come into the trail off of hwy 12. Its maybe a 100 yards and youll have marsh along your right. as soon as it opens up to the confluence of 3 creeks, your at the right spot. tuck yourself into some of the brush along the bank and throw your camera up on the tripod and just wait. Buffleheads, hoodies, widgeons, gadwalls, and otter abound. Ive had both mergreasers and otter pop up just inches from me in that spot.



I remember my dad's club used to call them mergangreasers and would not shoot them. My brother calls them sawbills or fishducks and has one hooded type mounted. He also made fly fishing lures out of there feathers.

Posted By: JLphoto - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/6/2009
Location: Carova / Jackson Hole
Total Posts: 635

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 3:30 PM




yeah a lot of folks will not eat the mergansers .... every type of waterfowl I have had is greasy meat, but the mergansers even more so..... I have heard about fly tying with them though like you said. Something I wanted to get into when I was going to school in Boone when I was flyfishing all the time, but just never got around to it.

Posted By: JLphoto - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/6/2009
Location: Carova / Jackson Hole
Total Posts: 635

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 3:52 PM




Here is one of my bufflehead images from last winter. . .



Posted By: FreshFish - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/3/2009
Location: AQUATOPIA,NC
Total Posts: 3059

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 4:18 PM




AKA Pink Footed "butterball" :smiley40:

IMF:fish:

Posted By: Obelvedere - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/3/2010
Location:
Total Posts: 338

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 6:08 PM




Man my eyes are getting bad because when I read it, I thought it said Buffett-heads and until I scrolled down and saw Tim's picture, all I could think of was WHY!

And being a Parrothead myself, I couldn't figure out why they were being called Buffettheads. Wow, guess I should have a had a drink at lunch :martini_shaken:

And the missus
Posted By: faunewly - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/21/2010
Location: Currituck NC
Total Posts: 580

Date Posted: 12/7/2010 12:57 AM




Vive la difference, no? This was taken from my backyard, north Currituck Sound.



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