Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teals are dabbling ducks and often have bits of grass or duckweed hanging from their beaks or heads.  The ones at Magnolia Plantation are wary of people and I mostly get photographs of them swimming away.

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They do a lot of swimming in circles, creating rings of waves. If you stand still they sometimes come circling back near the shore.

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When they are away from the duckweed and the light is right their reflections can be quite pretty.

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