Friday, December 05, 2008

Gratuitous green-winged teal

Such sweet little ducks, and like most of the really handsome, very shy. The group of teal took to wing almost as soon as I spotted them. As did the ring-necks at another pond. The mallards and their mottled kin, however, were anything but shy and mugged for the camera. I'll share those rare photos another day.

;-)

5 comments:

cedrorum said...

I'm taking part in a Christmas bird count on the 19th. You're making me want to get out there sooner. Great picture. Green-wingeds are one of my favorites.

bobbie said...

I love your choice of words - a "gratuitous" duck. I'll be looking forward to the mallards.

Rabbits' Guy said...

There's a classic!

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely duck and great shot of the takeoff.

Jayne said...

Now that is called being in exactly the right place at the right time with a quick finger on the shutter! Beautiful!