Northern Pintail - Drake
The Northern Pintail is one of our most popular ducks in all of North America. One reason is that the drake is so striking! He is elegantly dressed out in a “feathered tuxedo” and sits high in the water with a grace and majesty fit for a king! I ran into 3-4 pairs while at Cattail Marsh who were allowing me to photograph them up close and personal. This drake was doing a little preening !