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The Blue Winged Teal Ducks were here on the little farm pond for just a few minutes on April 2, 2012.  The trio of two drakes and a hen were just settling down on the water when a few local cattle decided to cool off by wading in the pond.  Off the ducks flew!  Now they are on the way back up North to their nesting grounds in Northern U.S. states and in Canada.  They like ponds, lakes, and slow shallow streams and marshes on rivers.  By the way, on Thursday afternoon, April 5, 2012, I saw seven of these Blue Winged Teal here on the pond.  So the original trio were the advance scouts for the small flock.  The other possibility is that the seven are a split-off group of a larger flock and the other ducks are out on the neighborhood community lake nearby.  I was glad to see them here!  Other than the one photo below dated 4/5/12, the other pictures were taken on 4/2/12.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Photo taken on 4/5/12

Comments on: "The Blue Winged Teal Ducks, Part 2 of 2" (8)

  1. Wow Linda, That is truly awesome… So glad that the original group encouraged the others to come and try it!!!!!! I’m sure you were VERY excited… That is just so special..

    Glad we didn’t frost last night…. We were a little worried–but when I got up about 7 a.m. the temperature was already over 40….. We have another day next week to watch for those colder temperatures… Can’t wait ’til warm weather gets here to stay.

    • Hi Betsy, I am so glad we did not have frost damage to the garden. Beautiful day here today. Lots of birds and a few ducks here. Broody Canada Goose in the yard at the edge of the pond sitting on a nest. Glad your yard also fine and no frost in FFG. Have a super good Easter tomorrow!

  2. That first picture looks like they were having a splashing good time.

  3. TexWisGirl said:

    the boys in flight is a great catch!

  4. I can finally see the big blue patches on the wings!!!

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