A sure sign of spring is the onset of courtship among the birds. Males sing, display and even feed their prospective mates to win their partner. I captured the following sequence of a Bufflehead showing off his moves for the nearby females. He did a run across the water, followed by a very short flight. Then he landed with a flourish as if to say “Check me out!”
I don’t know how much success he had with the females in the flock. There were other males strutting their stuff as well so he had some competition.
By the way, those are Tree Swallows swooping around in the background in the first photos. They were the subject of a recent post.