|A pair of Blue-winged Teals © SB|
The blue is visible when they fly — as long as you're at the right angle to see it...
It's also visible at times (but not, to me, often) when Blue-winged Teals float and feed in their preferred shallow, marshy ponds.
The first photograph above shows a clear sideview of a male's blue and green wing markings; the one below also shows the blue on a female's wing.
|A pair of Blue-winged Teals, with blue wing flashes showing. © SB|
What are these? Blue-winged Teals
Location: Along Rte 99, near Craven, Saskatchewan, and near Yellowgrass, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: May 25, 2013, and June 16, 2012.