The lone Redhead male still remains at the local lake long after his brethren continued on their spring migration. When I visited the lake Sunday afternoon I observed the Redhead quite some distance from the shore diving occasionally.
Today when I approached the Redhead, instead of flying, he evaded by executing an explosive powerful dive. Hoping he would pop back up near the boat, I stayed in the area for about ten minutes with no sign of his reappearance.
Why this duck has remained here is a mystery. I have seen him fly on a number of occasions although he never flies more than a couple of hundred yards before settling back on the lake surface. Perhaps he has a minor injury that impairs his long distance flight or perhaps he is lost. Whatever his reason for remaining here is I will probably never know but his presence has been an unexpected bonus giving me more photographic opportunities and another point of interest during each lake visit.