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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blondiega1, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Six visitors on the lake today.
    At first I thought they were Mallards, but they are black and white, with black heads.
    And they made kind of a squeak sound when they flew together.
    Sorry the pics aren't better.
    They were on the far side of the lake.

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  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Could they be Blue-winged Teals?
     
  3. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was hard to get close to them or they would fly away, circle around and land in another part of the lake.
    I'm googling Blue-winged teals now, and they do migrate through Georgia, and you know.....looking at this picture I googled, they do look pretty darn CLOSE to this!
    GOOD CALL!

    Here's the google pic. (compare it to the ones I took above)

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  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    nothing close about them, they are exact. Those are blue winged teal, raised hundreds of them here over the years, first pic is 4 drakes and a hen....very nice. They do come here to Georgia, but still are a very rare site, especially in the southern half of the state, your lucky!

    North of Macon, and over around Seminole, they get decent numbers, but none down my way, all wood ducks and hoodied mergansers.
     
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  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm in Dallas, just west of Atlanta.
    I feel special now that I know they are rare!

    We had snow geese back in December and now Blue Winged Teals!

    I'm always watching the lake for visitors!
     
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  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    yep pretty rare here, we' just arent in a major fly way for much, yall do get lucky and get a few more up your way than we do, but still any teal is rare in Georgia, lucky dog!
     

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