Green-Winged Teals

This gallery contains 2 photos. A male Green-Winged Teal enjoys the calm waters of Piper Spit/Burnaby Lake. Only at Burnaby Lake can we see these diminutive dabbling ducks (the smallest in North America) literally (and quite fearlessly) at our feet, chasing ducks much bigger than themselves. Photographed on January 30.

Green-Winged Teal on Golden Pondon Golden Pond: this male Green-Winged Teal was photographed during a winter afternoon.
f/11, 1/500, 150-500mm telephoto lens, 500mm, ISO 1250

Admiring her reflection, divining her future, or looking for food? Almost perfectly camouflaged by her environment, this female Green-Winged Teal scans the waters of Piper Spit / Burnaby Lake. Except for her black beak and a green patch on her wing feathers, this lady could pass for a miniature Mallard hen.

Green-Winged Teal Checking Out Her Reflectionjust because the males are flashy doesn’t mean the females don’t have any sense of vanity.
f/11, 1/500, 150-500mm telephoto lens, 500mm, ISO 1250

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53 thoughts on “Green-Winged Teals

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  2. Beautiful!! I love the feathery background behind the handsome male, and the subtle colors around the female. Just like them.

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  3. Screamingly beautiful! I mean it – I literally screamed silently in my head (it is late and I don’t want to alarm folks sleeping!) Not only the clarity of the duck, but the reflected ripples that almost look like feathers radiating outward. An outstanding image! 😀

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