Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Northern Pintail

Another post with photos from Sekino-E. Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) might be one of the commonest ducks in Japan, but not here in Beppu. This male bird was first seen on November 2, and continued to be presenting in the same area until some time during the last week. It always stayed with the much smaller Common Teals and liked to come out to the open, especially at dusk. Too bad its pin tail was still very short and its plumage was always dirty with mud. Although it was shy, I could finally get quite any shots of it while taking bath after sunset. These pics would have looked much better with more light though.



Male Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

Another photo of Furuso-san and the bird to end with this post

3 comments:

Dominic Gendron said...

Love that bird, and you got a lot of great images here ;)

Stu said...

Well thats the dirtiest Pintail I've ever seen..........

Chris said...

Looks like he is enjoying a mud bath. As Stu said, I've never seen on so dirty!
Beautiful collection of pictures!