My husband and I took a drive along the north end of Flathead Lake, we found some farmers fields flooded from the melting snow. In the huge puddles we saw some Northern Pintail ducks…
Slim and long-necked, the Northern Pintail has a distinctive silhouette. The male is easy to identify by his striking markings and long tail, but even the female can be recognized by her graceful, long-necked shape.
- Like the Mallard, the Northern Pintail breeds in a variety of habitats all across northern North America and Eurasia. Also like the Mallard, island populations have splintered off and evolved into separate species. Two closely related forms can be found on Crozet and Kerguelen islands in the very southern Indian Ocean, known as Eaton’s Pintail (Anas eatoni
- The Northern Pintail is among the earliest nesting ducks in North America, beginning shortly after ice-out in many northern areas.
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They are a beautiful looking duck and we have them visit N. Ireland in the winter but not in big numbers. Great photos.
Pretty scenic views and shots of the Pintails.. They are one of my favorite ducks. Have a great day!
Amazing pictures. What great looking ducks.
They are the most elegant ducks out there. And that landscape is divine! Beautiful drive!
I had a beautiful male stop in last spring with some mallards…really handsome duck…Michelle