Male Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Wild ducks are on the move and Sunday afternoon I was fortunate enough to see this drake swimming amongst the reeds in a marsh I like to visit. In the past, I have seen them in early spring swimming in ponds and marshes before all the ice has melted, but this was the first time I'd seen one in fall.
Pintail, his wonky reflection, and reflection of water-depth marker
Many ducks are less handsome in fall than they are during the breeding season, but this species maintains their good looks throughout the year.
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