Weekend Birds
2nd Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Blue-winged Teal

A female plumaged Blue-winged Teal has been on the Harlem Meer since the 11th of August.  It is a small duck, much smaller than the Mallards, American Ducks and Gadwalls that are normally on the Meer.

I had missed it on two other trips to the Meer, but saw it today.  When I saw it on Saturday afternoon it was resting on the sandy beach on the southeast shore of the Meer.