Male Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
A few ducks have begun to arrive at a favourite marsh just north of Lake Ontario. Among those stopping over for a brief rest on their way south are Northern Pintails and this fellow was kind enough to swim close enough for some decent photos.
Swimming in amongst dead marsh plants
I waited for this one to stretch his long graceful neck but whenever he did he was behind dead and dying cattails and weeds. He's handsome now but not as elegant looking as he will be next spring when attracting females. But wait!
Female Northern Pintail
It seems the Northern Pintail males visiting this marsh already have a female following.
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