Blue-winged Teal Comings and Goings

Blue-winged Teal Comings and Goings

Blue-winged Teal comings and goings.

Recently, while enduring another quiet morning at a favorite birding “Hot Spot” about the only entertainment came in the form of a few Blue-winged Teals. They would swim first to and then from across their small pond.

Green-winged Teal

They are a smallish dabbling duck; just slightly larger than a Green-winged Teal and dwarfed by the much larger Mallards. Because of their diminutive size, they are a favorite prey for Bald Eagles.

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal

They would spend most of their time foraging in the reeds around the edges of the pond all the while keeping an eye out for what might be flying overhead.

For you photographers, my equipment is all Olympus: E-M1markii body with a 300mm f4  and M-C 20 2X Extender for most of the images.

 

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

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  1. Done great job. Really it’s difficult to capture those picture.

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