Captured as is in the marsh, at FortWhyte Alive, our Nature Center southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….To view larger click HERE
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w Sigma 150mm-500mm Zoom Lens exp 7.1, Shutter speed 1/640, ISO200 Focal Length 500mm.
The Birds …7 July 2012
The World As We See It , or as we missed it….5 July 2012
Blue-winged Teal: Small dabbling duck, purple-gray head, distinct white crescent on face. Upperparts are scaled buff, dark brown; underparts are pale brown with numerous dark spots. Wings have green speculum, pale blue shoulder patch visible in flight. Fast direct flight with steady wing beats.
They are more vocal than most ducks—their high-pitched peeping and nasal quacking is commonly heard in spring and to a lesser extent in fall.