Saturday, March 07, 2009

Migrants: Northern Pintails




With the early spring waterfowl migrations now underway a number of transient species are beginning to move through our area. Some will linger to visit while others will pass through quickly as they move towards their nesting grounds to the north.

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23 comments:

Janie said...

Beautiful shots. I'm never quick enough to get good photos of flying birds.

Lilli & Nevada said...

That surely has to mean that spring is close by. Nice photos

i beati said...

they do look like pintails now that I notice HmnnSandy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous shot.I think the Pintail is an elegant looking duck.
Blessings,Ruth

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Salty...
I used to see these when out and about, but since I started taking pictures I have not seen any...

Tom

kayleen said...

I think pintails are my favorite duck because they look so elegant. Thanks for sharing

Crafty Gardener said...

I love to watch the geese as they migrate north. We saw 3 large flocks today.

Great photo of the pintails.

Michele said...

An elegant photo, beautifully composed...

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The Early Birder said...

Coy, thanks for posting what I consider is the most elegant of our winter ducks here in the UK.
Cheers Frank.

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
a very nice pictures of flying pintails. I love them very much but have never been able to get one in the box!!

Tammy said...

If they are coming up here that means Spring is coming soon. Yay!!! Great shot!

Babooshka said...

I have actually seen these fly over and past the island, but at some distance. Brilliant again.

Willard said...

Truly outstanding as is the great blue heron shot!

NoBS said...

I don't think I've ever seen these birds before. What an interesting look!

Ken Conger Photography said...

Expect with the southerly warm front this weekend allot of the waterfowl will be making the push to the north. Nice PT shot. Blue Skies.

fishing guy said...

Salty: What neat shots of the pin tails on wing. They have great color.

Natural Moments said...

I saw several thousand pintails yesterday too near Blaine, WA. I think a lot of them spend the winter there, but I bet the urge to move will happen soon too.

Gretchen said...

Catching birds in flight are hard. Great capture!

Mel said...

My flying birds never come up the way I wish :(

Bird Girl said...

What a nice capture!

Montanagirl said...

Very nice shot! I think we'll be seeing migrants here too very soon. I heard Honkers going over the other day. I left a response to you comment back on my blog in the comment section. Thanks for visiting - check out my response to you re: my poetry.

juanKa said...

Thanks for his comments,good composition.

Manz said...

Amazing! Some of us would have to cheat and compose this in photoshop to achieve all that this image does.