While Robbie and I visited one of the Display Ponds, near the look-out tower, we found this lovely female Blue-Winged Teal (or female Mallard, depending on the bird guide you use) preening herself on a nearby log.
Soon, this beauty will either make the long journey south, to Central or South America or the Gulf Coast and Coastal California. No matter where this darling ends up, I'm glad I got the chance to observe her today. May she find her way back safely to the waters of the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary next Spring. Have a safe trip.
For more information about the Blue-Winged Teal, check out the Ducks Unlimited Website HERE.
For more information about the Mallard, check out the Ducks Unlimited Canada Website HERE.
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