These Blue-winged Teal were photographed congregating in a small, temporary body of collected rain water. The water had pooled here in this vacant lot after a series of heavy spring rains. The two males and two females were making do quite nicely with the shallow pool they had found.

Two males, two females
A small, temporary pool of collected rain water
Blue-winged Teal — Male left, Female right
There was just enough water to swim in
Standing wasn’t a problem either…
Three Brown-headed Cowbirds fly by

 

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date Apr 23, 2011
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Undeveloped-Vacant Lot
Type of Behavior Congregating
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Blue-winged Teal Observation Location