Some company for the Whistlers.
I think all I ever see are mallards, but I am so dumb that I wouldn't know better if other species were mixed in.
The male has some handsome markings.
Those are excellent close-ups of the blue winged teals.
Ducks are such interesting critters!...:)JP
Pretty shots of the Teals! The duckies do love your pond! Have a happy Tuesday!
Cracking looking ducks! Love that pale colours around the face.Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
The photos with branches and tree trunks add to the composition of the photos and make them more interesting!
Love the spots on pic #6.
Love the speckles and patterns in the feathers and the blue-ish patch (I know it doesn't always show up well.) on the male.
A lovely new couple is checking out the neighborhood!
A lucky find, rare breed!
What beautiful markings they have. Can you call feather placement and color markings? I just did, whether it's the correct terminology or not!
I don't remember, Theresa, do they stick around? Or are the just visiting, taking advantage of your hospitality?
Hallo Tex, ik heb maar weer eens iets laten horen.Mooie foto's heb je gemaakt. Ik kijk wel naar je blog maar ik reageer niet altijd. Groetjes uit Nederland, Leo.
I never knew all the varieties of ducks until I started following you. The male has such a unique feather pattern
I love the ducks that visit your pond Theresa.
They didn't need much blue to capture that name. Birding is fascinating.
Killroy was here
i like the stripe on the males face and his speckled side feathers. hope they have some babies
Very cool looking birds - how are the other residents liking the new guys?Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa!Peace :)
They're blue is probably dark blue, yes? They're lovely.
They seem to be enjoying themselves!
How pretty! I really like the colors of the female as well as the flashier male. :-)
well, i kinda' hope the flock remains small. if the come in the same numbers as the whistlers, you are going to go broke and maybe have to move ;(
Interesting pattern designs.
They are beautiful too! You must have the most visited duckpond ever :)
They are so beautiful with the prettiest markings. Great shots.Have a great day.Hugs, CM
Maybe they will make a nest!!! Maybe they already have!
Beautiful pictures of these beautiful ducks.Photo 4 and 6 are my favorite.Well done.
They must have heard about your pond and the good food you serve. What a way to spend an afternoon. I wish I was a duck sometimes and just float my cares away. What a lovely pair.Hugs,JB
Nice looking pair, the female quietly followed her mate. I thought this was the year of the WOMAN. LOLMB
Lovely to have a pond large enough to attract so many different water birds.
Very pretty photos. How is everyone this a.m.?
oh, their feathers are beautiful! I just googled blue winged teals and learned they are dabbling ducks.i learn so much from visiting your pond!
I think with a pond like that for all the ducks to hang out in is alright. Very pretty pair of blue winged teal ducks.
They are pretty ! Lovely photos !
Oh, these have lovely feathers, different from others.
That male is great looking.
New visitors like nice ducks must always be welcomed.
I'm glad you know the names of these ducks. I like the close up that give us a detailed look of the duck's feather pattern.
T - you have so many visitors at your place. I'm glad that you share with us. Those are pretty! :)xoxo
they look so peaceful. Puts a smile on my face. Thank you!
You sure know your ducks. A duck is a duck is a duck to me. I can identify the Whistlers now from reading and seeing your pictures.
From the markings on the male, we don't get them here.
These males are a bit different from what I've seen before. I'm still always amazed at the difference between the males and females.
So nice of the Whistlers and the Wood's to share their pond.My fly-fishing friends would love a few of those feathers.
What a sweet couple.
What a lovely pair of ducks,Tex!So cute indeed!Great captures!Dimi...
Okay, you have converted me into a duck lover. These are gorgeous. If I could only figure out how to save them from predators my ponds would be covered.We have some visit now and then but not many.
Cool ... plus the pond looks nice and full - that's a good thing!
Nice catch Theresa! Like the colour of the wings :) And the pond looks much friendlyer now than it did in winter time :))Have a beautiful day!Tinna ✐
You have so many varieties of visitors to your pond.
New neighbors are fun!
Looks like you've had some rain. His stripe looks cool and the leopard-like wings are unusual.
Wonderful facial markings on the male!
Who names these guys? They are pretty!
Lovely pair of ducks swimming around your pond. Regards.
Wonderful pictures. It's not a duck I've seen myself. Could you kindly send one across the pond please? :-)
Deal! Little Grebe on its way.
Beautiful ducks...love their pretty markings!
I'll get my ducky fix from your posts. :) I need to go find some ducks here, I see a lot of geese. :)
Dignified ducks, UNLIKE tomorrow, eh?ALOHA from Honolulu,ComfortSpiral =^..^=
They are just ducky! (I couldn't resist!) You got some great photos of the pair!
Interesting. From far away I thought they were shaped a bit like mallards, but from up close their wing patterns are so beautiful!
Lovely pair of ducks
Great photos of the ducks - wish I had your pond closer to me!
We certainly get those over here, but I never seen one. Lovely photos.
Very beautiful series of photos.
New guests! You have the coolest pond visitors. I hope the sun is shining in your world today..it's iffy here, but at least not storming at present.
They are handsome birds. I'll bet those Whistlers are just a little bit jealous?
Very nice ducks, delicious photos with beautiful colors!
Your pond is absolutely a smorgasbord of delightful treats for the eyes!!!Come on over and see what I rec'd in my email last night. :o)
they look very peaceful and content. I love the mood of these shots!
Such a popular pond you have, TWG.I wonder if there is a duck version of "Yelp?""Quack" - the online guide to waterfowl hotspots and fine eating~
You have a HUGE variety of birds and especially DUCKS!!Lindahttp://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.comhttps://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer
Cool! That male looks like a combination between a mallard and a Canada Goose.
Always something interesting in the pond. What a lovely pair. Maybe they'll stay?
It must be so nice to see all the different birds that visit your pond. :)
interesting wing color. gorgeous.
Obviously you have some excellent referrals!
Beatiful photos,Greetings, spring it,s already here.
Fine looking birds, well done.peter
There's a good set of beks on those guys. We have them here as well.
Great species this. We had one turn up locally a couple of years ago, totally out of place from where they are usually found..
So peaceful looking!-Lisa
lol, i'm so jealous of your pond. and thank you for sharing your feathered visitors. lovely pair of ducks.xoxo
They are beautiful! I just love their patterned feathers - perfect camouflage for nesting! I hope they stick around and have little ones :) xo K
Their feathers are gorgeous! I love the markings.
I like the markings on his face:@)
A handsome pair indeed! Subtle but lovely colors on the male.
Very nice !
Terrific shots! Your pond looks really full!
These are beautiful Specially their feathers.
This is a good looking pair.
Good captures! I have been trying to get some photos of ducks at the lake and on the river on our hiking and canoeing trips, but they seem to keep their distance away from me (and my zoom camera)!
They look like decoys, which should be considered a compliment if you're a duck.
Oh, great playmates for the Whistlers indeed!! Handsome fellows they are!!
Wow, their markings are gorgeous! The Whistlers must be spreading the word about the good food to be had at you place. :0)
What great shots! Such beauties.
They are beautiful, in a more subtle way than those show-off painted ducks ;)
I wouldn't know the proper name for any of these birds. They would all just be pretty ducks. lol
Hey has interesting markings.
Dearest Theresa,Wonderful photos of the Blue-Winged Teal Ducks and amazingly clear water. Enjoy this time of the year.Hugs,Mariette
Hi Theresa, Absolutely marvelous ducks! Have a great Wednesday tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing your Whistlers on your blog tomorrow!
Fine and interesting images of the ducks!
We haven't had any ducks for awhile. Our pond is holding pretty steady so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! These are lovely!
Pretty swanky looking fellow with his reserved female companion...
As you did, if I was attacked by a virus but since I'm here browsing, jj, I rejoice your comments it is a pity that already comes summer and much work for me.other greeting
So many Blue-Winged Teal Ducks ducks enjoying their swim on the pond!
Nice one! Plumage reminds me of the Australian Shoveler.
I didn't see any blue!
Lovely new couple.
The blue of the wing must be tucked neatly away when they are relaxing about your pond. ;)
They are such beautiful birds!
Beautiful capture on their peaceful sail :)
Very nice . . . Love the markings . . .Looks like the pond has more water than in years past!
I haven't seen the Teal here, yet. Of course we had snow showers/sleet last night! And wicked winds!
Nice, I have not seen the blue wing Teals in a long time around here. Once in a while we would get 6 - 8 of them in the pond. Love your shots!!
Beautiful ducks!! and I really like the blue flowers here below! :D
T, aren't they pretty!
Very striking. He looks like a cross between a duck and a Canada goose.
Happy in the water !!
they are really pretty.
he looks like he's ready for a formal dance . . .
Wow! That's a new species for me again.Many thansk for sharing :)
I have seen this bird once but not in this beautiful plumage :)
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