Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Northern Pintail/World Birds

 Male northern pintail duck

This guy was resting at the side of a huge puddle in a farmer's field. Dapper, don't you think?

 Female northern pintail

This female was hanging out with her mate. They make a handsome pair.

Off they go look for a spot to breed and raise their young


I am linking yo World Bird Wednesday.

49 comments:

Sandra said...

he is one handsome bird for sure, love the lift off together.

Judy said...

He is handsome and I just love it how the male and female differ so much in a lot of the birds.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Love photos of birds and these are wonderful.

see you there! said...

Beautiful markings on their feathers. I'm so aware of these small designs right now.

Darla

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

They are such handsome birds and interesting as their tails are very long, apt naming.

Jill said...

They are so beautiful! Anyone that thinks gray is a blah color needs to see these lovely shots.

Susan said...

Great photos of the birds. I love the colors and patterns in them!

Paul in Powell River said...

Beautiful bird, one of my favourite "lookers".

TexWisGirl said...

undoubtedly some of the most graceful looking ducks...

Frank said...

In my opinion it has to be one of the most elegant ducks that visit the UK through the winter.

Jarart said...

I wish them well!

Michelle Renee said...

Very nice...I love the perspective!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I went out to my local refuge for some bird photos for WBW and came home empty. At least you have these nice Pintails. Good for you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes, he is a very well-dressed fellow! Great shots -- love the flight one, I can NEVER do that.

ormbunke said...

Fint andpar. Lite annorlunda i färgerna .Ha de gott.

Andrew said...

Pintails are always lovely birds to see... your images are fantastic.

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

We get these in the UK.Our most elegant and handsome duck in my opinion.

Maple Lane said...

So very beautiful. Enjoy your day!

Amila Kanchana said...

Great captures, the first is the best!

Fjällripan said...

Great captures of this beautiful duck! Another new bird to me :)

Rose said...

They are beautiful birds...

Small City Scenes said...

Dapper, indeed! Isn't if strange that as soon as there is a sizable puddle in a farmer's field if soon fills with ducks. MB

cieldequimper said...

I'd quite forgotten the word dapper until now. Very fitting!

mick said...

Great photos of the ducks. They are both beautiful birds.

RedPat said...

These are fabulous shots of these birds! Love that guy's tail.

Kim, USA said...

That is beautiful!!


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Ebie said...

My observation (I am not very familiar with birds) is that the male duck has a longer tail?

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful couple, great sighting. I love the Pintails.

Elisa said...

These birds are actually amazing!
Well done!

Larry said...

Nice shots EG! I think dapper is a perfect description of this handsome duck.

Carletta said...

What Larry said. :)
Brown is dapper - just as lovely as say a tux would be.
Love the side by side in flight shot!

Springman said...

Sweet captures!
;-)WBW!

Randy said...

Good looking duck.

Michelle said...

A nice duck!

Stephanie said...

He has beautiful markings. Did not know there was so many varieties of ducks. Nice shots!

heyBJK said...

I see why they're called pintails! Beautiful photos!

Nature Rambles said...

Stunning couple!! Loved your shots!

Reader Wil said...

That's what I call an elegant bird! Beautiful photos too!
Have a great week.

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Oman!!!

Nice shots!!!

Shantana

HansHB said...

Great shot. Lovely duck with nice colours!
Perfect post for WBW!
Happy Easter to you!

Ann said...

The boy pintail is certainly very handsome. If I am a duck, I would fall for him.

VP said...

You have some fascinating birds over there...

Lowell said...

They are very attractive...love the inflight shot!

jewaicious said...

What beautiful captures...very calming and filled with nature's awe.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful captures!

Viola said...

L - O - V - E - L - Y!!

=)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

They sure are quite lovely ducks and your images show them well!
Happy Easter season~

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the beautiful duck.
Happy Easter.
Mette

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