Thank you everyone for the congrats and well wishes on my last post, I am still on cloud nine! 🙂
Now back to birds!
Another one of my top favorite birds is the Northern Pintail. I love the male’s gorgeous, distinct browns, black, and white contrasts, and that long tail. I was super-excited when I saw a large number of them at my Bombay Hook NWR visit last month. Many were off in the distance, but a few hung close to the shorelines along the wildlife drive.
Male and Female Northern Pintail
I had no idea they could stretch their neck as much as this male did. He stayed in this position for a while, keeping his eye on something off in the distance. I imagine he was looking out for his gal and the other Pintails hiding in the grasses.
It was at this Bombay Hook visit that I photographed my best Northern Pintails in flight to date. The skies were beautiful and this pair flew right past me. I was able to stay with them and fire off eight shots, here’s two of them.
When I get captures like these, I can’t help but get giddy with delight!