I have a nice Bufflehead on the wall, but that has got to be one of the finest plumed birds I have ever witnessed. I'm telling you, that bird is as good as any pen-raised bird I have ever seen.
Standing would do it the most justice. I would disply his buffle as much as possible. I'd look for a breeding photo. they will fill their heads up like a Goldeneye, and do a weird display. That does mean that you'd probably want a mate, and also do a water scene.
I'll look for some photos of birds doing their mating rituals, and post the links if I find any.
Are you really sure you want to move back? I hate to tell you this, but you'll have to re-train your brain, and become a meat hunter. :laughing:
Because you know we don't have all those pretty birds here. By the time they get hunted in Arizona they're nearly perfect, and when they leave here they're not even plumed 70% max.
Nice trophy! I know it's only a Bufflehead, but not too many folks have ever shot one that nice........unless it was in April!