Lifer!!! Blue-winged Teal on the pond at Jericho Park

BWTE_01-Jericho-2015_05_16

ISO 640 | 270mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000

I’m interrupting my normally scheduled posts to indicate that I saw (and photographed) — for the first time!!! — a Blue-winged Teal (Sarcelle à ailes bleues | Anas discors).

I found this lovely male today on Jericho Park’s pond in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am very glad to add this bird to my birding and bird photography life list… Oh, and take a look at the last photo to glimpse why it is called “blue-winged.”

Taken with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. Not baited, called in or set up.

BWTE_02-Jericho-2015_05_16

ISO 800 | 270mm | f/5.6 | 1/800 

BWTE_03-Jericho-2015_05_16

ISO 560 | 270mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000

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