A Green-Winged Teal, at Last!

Every time I'd read a posting or get a message that there was a green-winged teal at the Reservoir or elsewhere, I'd go to look for the duck and just miss it. I was firmly convinced I'd never see this duck, that my hopes and dreams would be dashed again.

  Female green-winged teal at the Meer, Oct. 5, 2016. You can see a bit of the green.

Female green-winged teal at the Meer, Oct. 5, 2016. You can see a bit of the green.

But finally, after a couple of visits to the Meer in Central Park, I spotted the female green-winged teal I'd been told was there. It was a delight to see the little duck, and to get some photos and video. As you can see from the Cornell Web site, this is a very handsome duck and worth looking for.

I have yet to see a male, but now that I've seen the female, maybe my tealless days are over.