Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors
The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) breeds across much of the northern and central United States and winters across the southern United States and Mexico. The species is a common fall, winter, and spring visitor across south and coastal Texas. The first two photos, a shot of a male and another shot of a female, were taken at Port Aransas, Nueces Co., Texas, in February, 2001, with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 500 F/4L IS lens with a 2X extender on Fuji Velvia pushed one stop. Scroll down for more photos.
The next 4 shots, three males and a shot of two teal "tipped up" were taken in Kenedy Co., Texas, in April, 2000, with a Canon EOS 1N and EF 600mm F/4 L lens on Fuji Velvia.
The bottom shot shows a female Blue-winged Teal with her young. This image was taken in Sheridan Co., Montana, in June, 2001, with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 500mm F4 L IS lens on Fuji Velvia.
The male Blue-winged Teal on the right was foraging in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
The male Blue-winged Teal in the next 3 shots shown here, was also in Austin, Texas, in March, 2009. The same gear as above was used to take these images.
Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
27 March 2015
Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors
Sandia Wetlands,
Reeves Co., Texas
26 May 2018