Blue-winged Teal - Drake
The most abundant duck in the Gulf Coast of Texas every winter has to be the Blue-winged Teal. They show up early and leave late! Almost every pot hole, tank, pond and bar ditch that holds enough water to land in most likely with hold this species of Teal. When breeding time comes around, the drakes' colors enhance and because of their sheer numbers, we have abundant opportunities to photograph them.