Blue-winged Teal





Length--16

Weight--15 oz.



Their small size and twisting turning flight gives the illusion of great

speed. The small, compact flocks commonly fly low over the marshes, and

often take the hunter by surprise.



They are more vocal than most ducks--their high-pitched peeping and

nasal quacking is commonly heard in spring and to a lesser extent in

fall.



These teal are among the first ducks to migrate each fall, and one of

the last in the spring.





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