Blue Wing In The Duck Weed

Blue Wing In The Duck Weed

Winter in the swamps still has a few plants that are flourishing, Duck Weed is one. Given the name it’s no surprise who eats it.

Blue Wing In The Duck Weed
Blue Wing In The Duck Weed

It’s a staple in the diet of Teals, both the blue and green winged variety.

Blue Wing In The Duck Weed
Blue Wing In The Duck Weed

I had never seen a Teal until we moved to the Lowcountry. The Blue Winged Teals are everywhere. The old Mallard… public parks.

Blue Wing In The Duck Weed
Blue Wing In The Duck Weed

My theory is that makes a Mallard smarter. Alligators don’t hang around public parks.

 

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