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Blue-winged Teal Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Just about the most common duck that you see around southeastern South Dakota, and because of that, I don't really target them for photography very much.  I guess that's why I think most of my photos below are pretty "OK", but not much more.  On May 13th, 2018, however, I came across a male Blue-winged Teal in a bit more intimate setting than the other photos below.  He was nestled amongst the dead cattails at Weisensee Slough in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, and wasn't too inclined to move.  I think I like the setting of the photo more than even the Teal itself.

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

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Blue-winged Teal 1

April 11th, 2010

Dewey Gevik Nature Area, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 2

August 2nd, 2007

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 3

April 11th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 4

August 2nd, 2007

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal 5

April 11th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 6

April 11th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 7

May 1st, 2009

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 8

May 12th, 2012

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal 9

March 31st, 2012

Dewey Gevik Nature Area, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 10

March 31st, 2012

Dewey Gevik Nature Area, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 11

March 31st, 2012

Dewey Gevik Nature Area, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 12

April 10th, 2011

Dewey Gevik Nature Area, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal 13

April 10th, 2011

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 14

April 10th, 2011

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Blue-winged Teal 15

May 13th, 2018

Weisensee Slough, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Blue-winged Teal.


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