Bufflehead at Lake Balmorhea
Found by Lauren Wilde, at Possum Kingdom Lake, at the North D&D Loop picnic area. 7 of us scoped the main body of the lake from +/- 8 am, only to find the bird in a cove, to our right, around 3 pm! Others have much better photos!
Female, 1 of 2 seen that day. Not a rarity for county, but a good bird for the county
Goldeneye and Whistler are common names for a species of small tree-hole nesting northern hemisphere seaducks belonging to the genus Bucephala. The plumage is black and white. Goldeneyes eat fish, crustaceans and other marine life. The "Whistler" name comes from the noise their beating wings make in flight.