April 5, 2014
Finally, Blue-winged Teal arrived to join their close relatives, Cinnamon Teal. Two of the easiest ducks to I.D., that is the males. The females are a different story. The bill shape is more spatulate in Cinnamon Teal and the white spot behind the eye more noticeable in Blue-winged Teal. A very close inspection will also show some cinnamon wash on breast feathers on female Cinnamon Teal(s). Hunters call a group of teal, teal, but grammar police call a group of teal, teals.