Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We have Ducks!

We have been a stopping/resting point for quite a few Canada Geese for the last few months, but yesterday I noticed something smaller on the pond, so out came the binoculars! It was a pair of Blue-winged Teals! They stayed around all day even when a killdeer seemed to be trying to chase them off by diving at the male. The later in the afternoon I also noticed a pair of Mallards swimming also. Both pairs were still on the pond when we checked as the sun was setting, so hopefully they have decided to stay. I have been trying to get pictures, but they don't seem to want to cooperate, so here is a picture of a Blue-winged Teal from Ducks Unlimited's website.

       Female & Male
They are probably just stopping on their way through, but we can hope!

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