Friday, April 13, 2007

Green-winged Teal

My photo experience with Green-winged Teal is quite limited, for whenever I had seen one in the past, and it had seen me; it had swam or flown away quickly. However on Thursday of this week (April 12) such was not the case. This very small duck, a male Green-winged Teal, the smallest duck species in our region, just gave me the cold shoulder and walked away ! We had found four Green-winged Teal and two Black Ducks standing on the ice of the Mactaquac Headpond near the causeway. This encounter also presented an opportunity to compare the size of this small teal to that of a Black Duck.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's very cute and small ... love the size comparison.