Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors), female.
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) with Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
I returned to the area this afternoon (Oct 25) and found the bird in the same irrigation pond, together with 1 x Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), 1 x Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola), and 1 x Greenshank (Tringa nebularia). The pond is surrounded by a wire mesh fence, through which the "washed out" photographs shown here were taken; it will be difficult to improve on the quality of the images at this location.
This is my second female Blue-winged Teal on La Palma, the previous sighting dating from Nov 2011.
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
The present record will be submitted to the Spanish Rarities Committee in due course.