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" An rare sighting of this Bird, made me check my findings, but it was as we thought a ( A Northern Pintail) and the male’s long central tail feathers give rise to the species’ English and scientific names. Both sexes have blue-grey bills and grey legs and feet. The drake is more striking, having a thin white stripe running from the back of its chocolate-coloured head down its neck to its mostly white undercarriage. The drake also has attractive grey, brown, and black patterning on its back and sides. The hen’s plumage is more subtle and subdued, with drab brown feathers similar to those of other female dabbling ducks. Hens make a coarse quack and the drakes a flute-like whistle.

The Northern Pintail is a bird of open wetlands which nests on the ground, often some distance from water. It feeds by dabbling for plant food and adds small invertebrates to its diet during the nesting season. It is highly gregarious when not breeding, forming large mixed flocks with other species of duck. This duck’s population is affected by predators, parasites and avian diseases. Human activities, such as agriculture, hunting and fishing,

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My Fo!rmative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead,
We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found.
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My Later life was dogged by peaks and troughs of health problems.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 2 years ago

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Very nice color and details with an interesting pov.
    Very appealing Malcolm

  • hello John thank you very much for your kind comment, pleased you like it,

    – mrcoradour

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

    Great write up to accompany this lovely capture, Malcolm – super shot and image !!

  • Hello Mattie thank you very much indeed, I was so thrilled to have seen it,

    – mrcoradour

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 2 years ago

    He looks pretty dapperly dressed !!!! A wonderful capture, Malcolm!!! Bill

  • Morning Bill thank you very much

    – mrcoradour

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Malcolm, with an interesting read

  • Morning Larry thank you for your kind comment

    – mrcoradour

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago

  • Many many thanks my Dear Val,
    Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    – mrcoradour

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaveralmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic Pintail capture, Malcolm.

  • Morning Seth thank you very much indeed

    – mrcoradour

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 2 years ago

    FANTASTIC CAPTURE….VERY INTERSTING STORY…

  • I’m so pleased you liked this shot thank you

    – mrcoradour

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful duck … lovely capture Malcolm :)

  • many thanks Susie for stopping by

    – mrcoradour

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot of this little bird, I don’t think I have seen one before here. Very interesting.

  • It’s a first in Cornwall for me Morag their a rare specis

    – mrcoradour

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