Back of Northern Pintail that's stretching in between naps
Isn't he handsome? I was high up on a river bank looking through brush to capture photos of this handsome drake. He was hanging out with mallards and Canada geese with whom he must have felt safe.
The ice floe he had been (and would soon again be) sleeping on was slowly moving down the river.
Side view taken two days before the top two photos
I had seen him a couple of days before but was unhappy with the photos I had taken (third photo) because I had to shoot part way into the sun. But at least he was out in the open and not behind shrubs as in the top two photos. I guess I may have to go back to try to find him again. lol
Pintails breed here and are among the first ducks to return (although I suspect this guy may never have left).
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE