Sunday, 19 August 2012

Blue winged teal

Just back off holiday (pictures currently being processed), and Sarah Lurcock left a message to say she’d seen my duck flying towards Grytviken. So I headed out with my big lens, and went for a look. Sure enough, within about 250m of leaving base there it was, feeding with a group of South Georgia Pintails in the edge of the water.


Most of the wildlife around here takes little notice of people, the ducks tend to be a little twitchy, although if you stand still and quiet they will still come to within 10m.


Every now and again it would fly 20 or so metres along the shore to catch up with the moving group of pintails, I managed to get a photo, which although not perfectly sharp, does show the blue wing patch very well.


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