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Blue Winged Teal Ducks

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This flock of Blue Winged Teal ducks was spotted on a large pond in Levy County, Florida on November 15, 2014.  I was traveling back from my adventure at Cedar Key and saw this flock on the water a bit of distance from the highway.  I believe this is a migratory flock of Teals.  There were about twenty-five or so ducks on the water while I was there.

Of course, seeing the ducks, I had to stop and take some snap-shots.  The drakes or males, have the white crescent on their cheeks above the bill,  but the females do not have this distinctive marking.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Farm Pond Waterfowl

Red-Winged Blackbird

A Pair of Blue-Winged Teal Ducks

Great Blue Heron

Happy Earth Day to all!  For Earth Day, I thought I would share some photographs of the various ducks and geese and birds I saw at the little farm pond here in the last three days.  Please click on the thumbnail image and enjoy!

Hen Ring-Necked Duck

A Pair of Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks

Canada Goose (Papa-to-be)

Hen Ring-Necked Duck

Blue-Winged Teal Visit the Pond

A trio of what I think are beautiful Blue-Winged Teal ducks visited the little farm pond on Friday, March 2, 2012.  At first I did not notice that the drake and two hens were in the water at the shoreline..  As soon as the ducks saw me, off they flew in a short hop, to the middle of the pond.  The drake is much more colorful with a rich tan back and a small bit of blue on the edge of the wings plus a white patch.  The drake also has a vertical curved line of white on its head near the bill.  The hens are a light brown with dark brown streaks and the same patch of white as the males have.

These are migratory ducks here in TN.  Many of these ducks come from the Midwest and Canada.  They mostly eat aquatic snails and worms, and plants.  If I have by chance mistakenly identified these ducks, please be so kind as to let me know and give the correct name.  I had never seen this kind of ducks before.  Thanks!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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