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February birding is famously slow around much of Oregon, but, as I like to remind myself, there is always something to see.

This male Redhead has been spending the winter at Commonwealth Lake Park in Beaverton. 288 more words

Seasonal Movements

The art of the Teal

The life of teal is a life on the wing. It is the smallest dabbling duck in the Boreal zone, but in terms of migration it covers huge distances from breeding waters to the non-breeding areas far, far away. 618 more words

Eurasian Teal

Birding in Victoria, BC at Panama Flats

Panama Flats is a land area in Saanich, owned by the municipality as of 2017, which was previously used for agriculture and is now a park and a great place to go birding. 378 more words


7th Apr 2017 - Signs of Spring

A Private Tour in North Norfolk today. It was nice and dry all day, but a bit cloudy and cool in the W/NW breeze. That seemed to keep a cap on migration, although we still managed to see a nice selection of birds on the move and some early returning summer visitors. 2,209 more words


Green-winged Teal [Anas crecca] ~ 2017 #17

Burnaby Lake is always a good place to find a variety of birds in the colder months, especially ducks. This is one of my favorite dabbling ducks. 131 more words

British Columbia

Loral pattern of male Teal

Whilst watching this Green-winged Teal at Virkie yesterday (forgive the poor photo) I was struck by its contrastingly pale loral area. I haven’t noticed this before, and don’t recall seeing it discussed (though Reeber does refer to a pale comma at the base of the bill in his discussion of head patterns). 54 more words