Oops! This was taken on a January Day not December, I should have had more coffee before I wrote the post!
I’ve been thinking about this upcoming winter wondering if we will get a normal amount of snow and of course about the birds I will see on cold mornings at Farmington Bay. I am always tickled to see and photograph Northern Pintails in their breeding plumage, especially the drakes. Of all the ducks I see I think the Northern Pintail drakes are the most elegant looking. They almost look like they are wearing a suit of some kind.
These photos were taken last
December January in the company of Ron and Wade who are good friends of mine. Northern Pintails don’t often allow such a close approach any time of the year but especially during hunting season so we were thrilled to photograph this one.
I’ve already seen a few Northern Pintails flying over Farmington Bay and I hope to have more opportunities to photograph them this fall and winter. We will see.
Life is good.