Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blue-winged Teal



I was quite thrilled today to see a pair of Blue-winged Teal.  Up until this year I can never remember them coming to the pond.  The three amigo Mallards that call the wetland area their turf seemed a bit disturbed by the appearance of the Teals.  They banded together and harassed them or maybe it was just curiosity but they sure made a point of swimming up to and around them wherever they went.

4 comments:

Coppertop said...

It is always exciting to see something different isn't it Paula? Delighted for you on coming across these two beauties!

G L Buzzell said...

Very neat, Paula. Perhaps the mallards were just introducing themselves.

Paula said...

Hi Liz, Indeed it is. The spring migration so far this year has been terribly disappointing so something different in the waterfowl was a bonus.

Paula said...

Hello Gladys, Maybe so on the into. Always interesting to see how creatures react to something new in their environment.