Friday, July 10, 2009
northern pintail in the process of acquiring his adult plumage. Adult mail northern pintails have a striking brown head and white neck, and are also known for the long, elegant tail feathers that give it its name. Or could it be a mallard x pintail cross? Why else would it be in the middle of a flock of mallards? Or is it something else entirely? I welcome your thoughts/guesses/educated opinions!