There were three male Cinnamon Teal in the slough at Terra Nova this morning. Two quickly split, leaving one nervous bird behind. These are not a common sight; this is near the northern limit of the breeding distribution of CITEs.
Enough was enough. I got too close, and off he went.
He circled back and landed to shadow a male American Wigeon. This gives an idea of the daintiness of the teal. Wigeons are small next to Mallards. Cinnamon Teal are smaller than that. (The other two,more commonly seen, teals are smaller still.) More on teal(s).