Saturday, 12 October 2013

Interesting Teal or not, RW, September

I saw this adult female Teal back in mid-September in Manton Bay. Female Teal head patterns are quite variable but this was more marked than any I have seen before and  made me wonder about female Green-winged Teal. The pale loral spot was strong as were the cheek stripe and supercilium. It was only present briefly in the bay and had gone before I could see the wing pattern properly.