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Green-winged teal        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Green-winged teal are beautiful little ducks, especially the males, but they tend to be shy and difficult to photograph.   Many green-wings spend the winter in California; most migrate elsewhere to breed.   These were all photographed in Palo Alto, Mountain View, or Bolsa Chica wetlands in Orange County.   More images are on this page.

  • Canon 7D2, or 1D4; 800 mm IS lens, some with 1.4X converter, some with fill-in flash (2016, 2017)