When the first Europeans saw a 13 – 15 inch black and white duck with a large head, they called it the “Buffalo-headed Duck.” Over time, this was simplified to “Bufflehead” and we had several small flocks of them this morning.
We were at Sam Smith today and saw the Snowy Owl, a Bald Eagle and this mink which was snacking on “sushi” as a passerby called it! Alas, we could not find that Long-Eared Owl.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,
and let every new year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)