This image was taken in late March a couple of years ago. I wanted to post this one because it shows all the species of Teal ducks I have yet to encounter. There are seven ducks pictured. The one on the left in the background is unidentifiable for obvious reasons. However, from left to right, a female Cinnamon Teal, followed by a male Blue-winged Teal, and a male Cinnamon Teal, who are trailed by a female Blue-winged Teal. Finally on the far right, two male Green-winged Teals, one up and one down. Tah dah!
You can read more about the various teals by following the links below:
I love ducks, and Texas has many kinds of ducks that live as residents and others that migrate through the state during the spring and fall. The part of the state where I currently reside is full of temporary lakes known as playas. These are the places I find all kinds of migratory waterfowl and get to see an interesting spectrum of species that pass through this region. The ducks in these photographs and the related posts were seen on the Fort Worth Nature Center and Preserve. Habitat for these creatures is essential and wise land management choices means we will have them to enjoy in the future.