Blue Winged Teals

Blue Winged Teals

One of the smaller ‘dabbling’ ducks (feed on grasses in the water). With the exception of parts of the West Coast these ducks are everywhere we have marshes and swamps.

Blue Winged Teals
Blue Winged Teals

Personally I have bad luck photographing them. Typically I see them end of day when glare is on the swamp waters.

Blue Winged Teals
Blue Winged Teals

Salt water must not bother these ducks since I spot them along the inlets also.

Blue Winged Teals
Blue Winged Teals

This fall/winter I have gotten more decent images than the last several years combined. Not sure what that means but I’ll take it.

3 thoughts on “Blue Winged Teals”

  1. Wonderful shots, Ted, of what is an elusive species, at least where I live. I have not yet seen a single one this year, but your photos remind me why I need to be on the look out for them and their green-winged brethren.

    1. I see Blue Wings more than Mallards ๐Ÿ˜€. They are still shy. The Green-winged and Gadwalls mix in with them now. An occasional Mottled Duck. Yesterday was Northern Shoveler day ๐Ÿ˜‚. That said… you donโ€™t see many images here. Most always they slip away quickly.

    2. I definitely know what you mean, Ted. (FWIW, I see mallards more than any other duck.) I suspect that you are like me in considering a bird as “seen” if you can get a reasonably good photo of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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