Pintails overwinter here - by the hundreds, perhaps the thousands. The line the shores of Drayton Harbor. The roads are narrow in this area, and the traffic speeds by so it is hard to find a place to pull over to get good pictures of the amazing number of Pintails. Luckily we found a good grassy area on a side road.
The Pintail Ducks line the shores - across the bay is Blaine, WA, on the border with Canada. On the left in Blaine you see a small white hoop - that is Peace Arch Park - at the border crossing. The arch is several stories high.
The birds are everywhere
I'm fascinated by the feather patterns. The males have long skinny feathers that form the "pin" tail.
Some of the ducks will leave the napping groups and take a swim
The pattern of the female feathers is as interesting as that of the males.
And notice the blue beak
Collages are made with picmonkey.com and collage.com - a new one to me - it has lots of interesting shapes (like the hot air balloon) and wonderful backgrounds to use in the collages. Both programs are free.
All photos are taken with Nikon CoolPix P600