Tuesday, July 10, 2012

World Bird Wednesday





    These are pictures of Blue Wing Teals (plus a Mallard pair in the first picture) 
that I took earlier this summer.  The pictures are not the greatest because they were taken from the car, but they will serve my purpose.





This Great White Egret is searching for food in the same place where the Blue Wing Teals were swimming just two months ago.  The drought is taking a tole on our wildlife and there are sad stories playing out all around us.  There is nothing we can do to help ... at least I don't think there is.  If anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears ...

14 comments:

  1. Love the waterfowl and other water birds...If you want I have a small nature meme for the past 3 years called Nature Notes...I just put up this week's post...Michelle...

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  2. i am sorry for the drought. after living thru texas' drought last year, i feel your pain and worry. i do love those teals.

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  3. Blue Winged teal are very special, I was happy to see 1000s of them in Venezuela

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  4. Nice to see the blue winged teals!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Great collection of ducks and the Egrets are beautiful. Wonderful shots for WBW. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wonderful images.. you have some lovely birds on your patch.

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  7. Great photos. I especially like the Great Egret which I also have around here. I hope you get rain soon.

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  8. I love the shot of the Teals!

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  9. The teals are gorgeous! I like the egret, too, because they're so similar to herons. We don't have egrets.

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  10. It's hard to believe it's the same place. I do hope the drought will pass soon. The Blue Wing Teals are amazing. I have never seen them before, but they are not a European breed, I think. Mallards are pretty common, but always nice to see! :)

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  11. Well done....Egrets are a favorite of mine.

    Wood Stork

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  12. Very nice shots! Love the Teals. You got these from the car? wow!

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  13. Blue winged teals are such good looking ducks, I think.

    I love the moving egret!

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  14. It's so sad to see things so dry & wasted.
    I worry about all the critters.

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