Male bufflehead in adult plumage, swimming position ; head withdrawn and turned slightly to the left ; glass eyes, matte black, white, greys with minimal body detail ; blending of red/orange on head behind white wedge. Underside signed in pyrographic scratching "W.H.G." "Gilley" branded in script. Also written in felt-tip pen " '82 Buffle-Head".
Gilley - Wendell Holmes Gilley (1904-1983), “Bufflehead,” Wendell Gilley Museum, accessed March 21, 2023, https://wgm.digitalarchive.us/items/show/306.Item 1297