Northern Pintail (Male) by Kimberly Chadwick

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Northern Pintail

Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX40HS

This stunning dabbling duck is declining in numbers. It breeds from the tundra southward, largely in Alaska, Canada and the Great Plains,
Nesting in open countries around rivers, marshes, and lakes. Like all dabbling duck, pintails court with vigorous gesturing of the head and
erratic paired flights, the male uttering a repeated “burp whistle”.

Pintails in winter in a variety of inland and coastal wetlands, from river margins to marshes and swamps to estuaries. Flocks of flying birds
often form lines (smaller dabblers ususlly fly in irregular formations).

This species is usual shy and wary, feeding mostly in the evening and at night.

VOICE Male: a tremulous, tooting whistle, often doubled. Female: nasal quacking, higher and softer than Mallard

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Kimberly

  • I appreciate it Larry, thank you :)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image. I love it. Nice work. Hugs

  • I thank you again my friend :)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture!!!

  • This one was luck for me, right time, right place….they are so flighty and always hide, I was a happy snapper with him :) Thank you!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallalmost 2 years ago

    Featured Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

    Congratulations, nice work!!!

  • WOW! Thank you so very much for the recognition! I am appreciative ;)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Nice photo !

  • Thank you John :)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • dilouise
    dilouisealmost 2 years ago

    A lovely composition, congratulations on your feature in ‘The Birds’.

  • Thank you dilouise very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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