Pictures of a Eurasian Green-winged Teal near Belleville in Mifflin County on 3/3/2004 at 7:30 AM. It was discovered by J. Irvin Zook on his farm on Friday, 2/27/2004. The Teal was about 150 feet away from the scope that I used to take the pictures. The scope is a Swarovski ST80HD with a 20-60x zoom lens and the pictures were taken at 60x by holding a compact digital Minolta Dimage X up to the lens. Cloud cover was 100%, temperature 40F, and slightly windy.

Bob Fowles, Pine Grove Mills

Front view in water

Side view in water

Side view on land

The bird in the foreground is the apparent mate. A distinguishing id mark is hard to see. If you drag the image onto a graphic program icon (like Preview or GraphicConverter for the Mac), you should see a hint of green in the speculum area.