Blue-winged Teals Flying Over

Blue-winged Teals, Alert, Alert

I mentioned in my recent post Eagle: Fish for Dinner, that a pair of Bald Eagles has taken up a new flight pattern over the rookery pond.

Blue-winged Teals
Blue-winged Teals, Duck weed looking gold in the late afternoon sun

This causes the ducks all sorts of consternation and on this afternoon they alerted me to the Eagle’s presence.

Blue-winged Teals Flying Over
Blue-winged Teals Flying Over

I only know that these are Blue-winged Teals because I saw them before they took off.

Blue-winged Teals Flying Over
Blue-winged Teals Flying Over

The Eagle that I saw was long gone by the time this flock got into the air, possibly already having snagged his dinner at a different pond.

Blue-winged Teals Flying Over
Blue-winged Teals Flying Over

As a safety measure the ducks  circled the pond three or four times before landing again on the far side.

Blue-winged Teals Flying Over
Blue-winged Teals Flying Over

January 14, 2021

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