Return of the Winter Ducks

I was outside in short-sleeves last Wednesday, but the ducks that spend the winter in New York are arriving.

I photographed this female Green-winged Teal at a small pond in Baldwin, Long Island, NY. It seemed to be the only Teal there, hanging around with the local, year-round Mallards. The Teal is smaller than the Mallards, but more revealing is the wedge of green peeking out from under it’s wing.

Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca

Find out more about Green-winged Teals at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds.

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