Sunday, 16 April 2017

Blue-winged Teal - Drakes

I took these shots on the same day as the Green-winged teal photo in the previous post. It was great to be able to get both species on the same day. I had seen these same two birds earlier in the day but they didn't come close. Later on after I had moved from another location they flew in but still didn't get close enough for a decent photo. As luck would have it a balloon blew up from the beach and drifted across the far end of the pond. They didn't know what to make of it and decided to swim in the opposite direction, fortunately towards me.

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