Female and male Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Supposedly, Pintails are here in south-central Ontario only during migration, but I have seen them on standing on ice in mid winter. As long as they can still get food these two may not move on, although the weather has turned quite a bit colder so perhaps they have already headed farther south.
Female Northern Pintail
The female may not be as striking as the male, but she is still a beauty!
Male Northern Pintail
Males are easy to recognize even from a long distance. They have long necks with a white stripe.
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