Messin' With the Teals

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  1. K9Kirk

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    I know the quality, etc. is crap so that's why I put it under, "Just For Fun", but here's a few shots of what looks like a purple grackle messing with a mallard duck. My first time seeing this.

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  2. Dean_Gretsch

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    That last one is really a great moment.
     
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    Thanks, Dean. It was a treat to watch all the water flying and the high pitched quacking.
     
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    Nice catch. I wonder what the mallard did to the poor grackle?
     
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    Interesting but not up to your normal high standards....;)
     
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    I might be wrong but I don't think that's a Mallard. Teal (Possibly blue winged). What do you reckon?
     
  7. K9Kirk

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    Good question, bird politics perhaps, we'll never know.

    Thanks and agreed.

    Animals confuse me. Now that I researched teals it looks like it is one, an eclipse drake it appears. (I could still be wrong, I give up) Take a look at the link and tell me what you think.
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Migratory Bird Program | Conserving America's Birds
     
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    Yeah, it looks along that lines.
     
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    Never seen a blue winged teal so that’s cool. And I’ve never seen any duck getharassed like that.
     
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    Thanks, glad you liked it.
     
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    They don't look like Mallards to me. You might want to stick to shooting Herons... just kidding!
     
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    Yeah, Space Face and I already discussed that. ^
     

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