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Friday, March 23, 2018

Pintail Ducks

Another of our plentiful overwintering ducks are the Pintails.  I love their little cheeping whistle - and the beauty of their feathers.
 Such striking feather designs - and their wonderful  blue beaks!
 They often flock with Mallards




 A nap by the bay shows off their feathers










24 comments:

Kim said...

That Pintail is the a most gorgeous duck. Love your photos, especially the first one....it is sublime!

Margaret Adamson said...

Pintail ducks are really beautiful and we have them visit us n the winter time and they wil soon be leaving us. Have a lovely weekend.

Ella said...

Very special and beautiful birds!
They are in the Netherlands too.
Greetings!

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love this post on the Pintail. It is a beautiful duck and one of my favorites. What a great sight to come across, seeing all these ducks napping. It is great to see that they are plentiful too. Wonderful series of photos. Thank you for linking and sharing your post. I also appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You sure saw a flock of them! Happy Birthday sweet friend. I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend with lots of fun...and cake! Birthday hugs coming your way, Diane

Julie Fukuda said...

We get a lot of pintails here each winter but never so many in one place. I take the scouts to a big city pond because they need to identify 12 animals in the wild and I can guarantee they will meet the goal. (no squirrels, or rabbits or the like in Tokyo) I have made up a laminated ID sheet with colored pictures and points to look for and they can check them off. Pintails are good because male and female are different so that counts for two.

Tom said...

...they are beauties!

Patio Postcards said...

Very handsome looking ducks. I watched some of the mallards yesterday, since too cold to hang around for long. I like some of your collages of the birds.

A Colorful World said...

They are really beautiful! Love their feathers too. Great photos!

Zaa said...

Hey JoAnn...
You have captured the Pintails so beautifully . I certainly do miss their presence ... I used to live in BC where the bird community was astounding .. so your fabulous photos did bring back fond memories... You must live close to a bird habitat or near a wetland... I enjoy your post so much Thanks for sharing and for the Birdy visit...Hugs

Jenn Jilks said...

I often think about our critters when they fly south, and the people who love them there!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Joann-
The Blue bills are very, very pretty and these guys are quite picturesque.
You have done a splendid job of capturing all these feathered friends for us all.
Thanks for visiting me.
Have a Happy WE!
Peace :)

Angie said...

JoAnn - the colors on the pintail are so intricate, I keep thinking it must be a painting. Well, God is an incredible artist! I like how you included close-ups and distant shots, so we can get an idea of how many there are. Awesome!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Pretty Pintail ducks, individually or collectively. I also love their blue beaks,..so beautiful, and wonderful to see out in the wild.

italiafinlandia said...

Very cute animals. And those tails...

Stewart M said...

Pintails are wonderful ducks - I love how the shape of the line on their necks seems to mirror the shape of the pin!

We dont get them here, so I only ever see them I=if I get to travel.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kay said...

They're so beautiful! You've reminded me that I get lazy about looking at the ducks that come here for winter. We get so many mallards I forget there may be others mixed in.

Maggie said...

I've never seen Pintail ducks in real life so their wonderful monochrome plumage and the startling blue beaks were a lovely surprise. Thank you for bringing them over to MM this week.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful photos!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shots. We are certainly having Duck type weather.
MB

Sylvia said...

JoAnn, I am so looking forward to birds arriving in our neck of the woods but it has to stop snowing and warm up a lot. Have a great Easter. Sylvia D.

Jenn Jilks said...

I don't think I've seen a pin tail. I like yours!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Powell River Books said...

I was very surprised to see a pair of Mallards swim through the pool behind our cabin. They aren't very common around here. - Margy