Monday, April 19, 2010

Blue-winged Teals

Here is a pair of blue-winged teals seen late yesterday afternoon in one of the ponds near the Amerman Pavilion and soccer fields on the southeast side of town. I'm told that if you go to western Minnesota, these are more common than mallards, which by the way are considerably larger. While we were watching these two, a mallard splashed down right next to them (rudely replaced them in the field of our spotting scope, in fact), and the size differential was very plain.
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RuthieJ said...

Oh Penny, that's a nice photo! I saw some of these a few weeks ago too on a stormwater retention pond right by Fleet Farm. They're so pretty this time of year.