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05-JAN-2012 Carl Erland


Victoria, BC

It was a miserable, rainy day but this Northern Pintail didn't seem to mind it much....must be the built in waterproofing. :0)

Northern pintails are long, slender ducks with long, narrow wings, earning them the nickname "greyhound of the air." Pintails are named for their elongated central tail feathers, which constitute one-fourth of the drake's body length. Amazingly, they require no running start to take off but can directly fly from floating in the water. - National Geographic

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Larry Umthun11-Jan-2012 01:58
Nice image Carl.
Tom Munson10-Jan-2012 18:55
Pintails are the most beautiful ducks. Terrific image, carl!
J. Scott Coile10-Jan-2012 18:51