Sunday, March 09, 2008

Blue-winged Teal


I encountered this beautiful pair of Blue-winged Teal on Lake Parker early one morning. These pretty ducks will soon begin their northward trek to their breeding grounds. I have never observed nesting Blue-wings in my area. Audubon’s confirms that New York state is the southern edge of their nesting area here in the east.

On a personal note; since returning home from Florida I have suffered a particularly bad case of the flu but thankfully today, for the first time in a week, I feel that I have returned to the land of the living.

10 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

These are beautiful birds indeed! The markings on them are amazing.
Wonderful photo.

I am glad you are feeling better.

photowannabe said...

That flu seems to be particularly violent this year. So glad you are feeling better.
I have enjoyed all of your pictures of the various fowl you saw. Good stuff.

oldmanlincoln said...

This is a very nice photograph of birds I never have seen. Nice.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I don't think we have these Salty... and if we do I have missedthem for sure.
Hope this flu sorts itself out soon.

Meggie said...

I would have guessed the pair to be mallards...guess I need to be a little more observant. Sorry to hear you got the flu, glad to know you are feeling better.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very nice image, Dad.

imac said...

Love this shot Salty, colours and markings top notch.

Kerri said...

Gosh...the flu seems to have hit a lot of us bloggers!! I'm glad you are feeling better.
These guys are Gorgeous!! What Beautiful markings!

SHOOTING STAR said...

Beautiful bird captures! These two are just so cute;-) Nice job!

Jeanie

Misty Dawn said...

Truly a beautiful capture!

Sorry to hear about the flu, but so glad to hear you are feeling better.