Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Wako and Green Cay This & That - 1

I don't have a "theme" for these, but I don't want to overlook them. So this is a first miscellany of this and that ...

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Double-crested Cormorant
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Glossy Ibis
(Florida) Red-Shouldered Hawk
Boat-tailed Grackle - female
A note on the Mottled Duck - this species is very closely related to the Mallard. There is so much interbreeding, that the species is considered to be at risk of so much genetic mixing that its future is in doubt in some places. So it was comforting to realize at the end of the trip, that I had seen Mottled Ducks, but no Mallards, possibly a first for birding trips.

Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Good Birding ! !


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Beautiful shots. I especially like the blue-winged teal.

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