Monday, April 21, 2008

Blue-winged Teal


More ducks to add to my duck photo collection: above a male Blue-winged Teal and to the left is the female of this species. These teal were seen yesterday at Jemseg.

7 comments:

Tony Morris said...

I love Blue-winged Teal, they're a rarity in the UK, but our Garganey are quite similar, and very closely related.

Mary said...

I can't keep up with you today! Doesn't spring just make you want to keep posting new wonders as they unfold by the minute? These are really beautiful. I love the color and the pattern of the feathers. Seems like I say that a lot, but I notice patterns and colors more than anything, I guess from my love of fabric :-)

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Hi, I though I had linked to your blog previously, but I haven't so I will do it now, I have your other blog linked. Beautiful photos we had a green winged teal at one of our local reserves here last year, but must have move on since. Mike.

Stacey Huston said...

Great images thanks for sharing.

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful pictures. I don't even see these birds here.

Mo said...

Lovely shots. We just have ordinary teal but they're pretty ducks too.

me and my camera said...

tony:
I don't get to see this species often but I always find them at this location at this time of year when they are passing through in migration. They are beautiful and their patterning reminds me of a Garganey too.

mary:
I have found so many new birds and arrivals lately that I can't post them all. I used to teach art to middle school kids and like you, I am fascinated with patterns, colour and design.

mike:
I could tell from viewing the beautiful bird pictures on your blog that you enjoy this birding theme in photography. And so I thought you might enjoy this blog more than the other one as birds are often featured here. Glad that you visited.

stacey and sandpiper:
I think we all enjoy the beauty of this one.

mo:
We also have Green-winged Teal but I haven't seen any yet this year. I love all ducks and find their patterns fascinating.