This "butterball" is a bundle of
energy in the air over marshes large and small. They typically travel in small
groups and seem to delight in changing elevations at high speeds. This is the
smallest diver and would appear smaller yet if the drake did not have the puffy
hooded head with strident white set off by iridescent purple and green. Our
decoy emphasizes this distinctive head shape, seemingly large for a bird of
this diminutive stature. The hen is characteristically muted as hen divers are.
Video & photos coming soon