Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:44 PM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:40 AM
2012 Year List: 229!
Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:44 AM
I'd call at least the middle two Blue-winged Teals. The actual speculum is green, but in this light would appear dark blue (lower bird). The extensive blue on the wings of the bottom bird are indicative of BWTE.
You just posted a new shot while I was typing this. Obviously no Wood Ducks in that shot.
Overall, I'd say the majority of your birds are Blue-winged Teals. In your second shot the topmost bird may be a Green-winged, considering the small size and paler belly.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:39 PM
Bonus points if someone can guess what the blurred out bird is in the background...only hint is it isnt a duck!
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:50 PM
The white edge on the speculum is way too large for Wood Duck on all birds.
Have to disagree. That first bird just doesn't fit anything else, especially with the head shape and white eye patch. The white edging does look a bit large, but it's tough to gauge that from a single photo. Either way, a Wood Duck would show much more white at the trailing edge of the speculum than either of the Teals.
Latest birds: Purple Sandpiper, Ross's Goose, White-winged Crossbill,
2013: 362 species
Costa Rica Trip Report: http://www.whatbird....rt/#entry396425
Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:52 PM
For the second photo the bottom birds are Blue-winged Teal but the top bird appears to be an American Wigeon.
Visit my birding blog at http://nuttybirder.blogspot.com/
Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:15 PM
Life List: 202
Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:10 PM
Life list: 355
Latest: Olive-sided Flycatcher(Finally), Mississippi Kite, Wilson's Plover, Lark Sparrow, Elegant Tern, Northern Lapwing
Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:59 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users