Blue-winged Teal - Blauwvleugeltaling

Blue-winged Teal


Anas discors

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk


22 May 2004, Grote Vlak, Texel NH


22 May 2004, Grote Vlak, Texel NH

This bird was present in a dune pond on the famous island of Texel. It was associating with a female Shoeveler Anas clypeata, and I can only wonder what kind of little hybrid ducklings we can expect later in the year from this encounter.
A very strong wind and not-so-long distance of this bird made digiscoping a little difficult, as I had to choose between filming through my telescope (for which the bird was too close-by), and filming through my bins (for which the wind was too gusty). Better pictures can therefore be found on the Dutch Birding homepage.

  Blue-winged Teal  -  Blauwvleugeltaling  Anas discors   adult male;  videograbs (approx. 50x, left, and 250x, right).
  Grote Vlak, Texel NH, The Netherlands, 22 May 2004.


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