The Ecobirder (my favorite bird blog) started a bird meme called Tuesday Tweets, and this is his first week!
This is a green-winged teal photo, taken last week at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, TX. Port Aransas is on Mustang Island, one of the barrier reef islands along the Gulf of Mexico. We have the benefit of being in a major migratory path of a large variety of birds. Unfortunately the drought in Texas has even reached the islands, and some ponds have temporarily dried up. The ducks, however, are plentiful, and I thought this fellow was particularly fetching in the late afternoon light.
Be sure to pop on over to the Ecobirder’s blog to check out other photos!