Amateur wildlife photography in Northamptonshire and beyond.
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Drake Pintail Duck
This is a very elegant long necked species with its chocolate brown head and white breast that continues up its neck and head via a thin white vertical stripe. Its body is finely barred grey with cream flanks ending with two elongated black tail feathers. Late September and October is the time of year when winter migrants start to return to the UK from their Northern moulting grounds. A Joy to see.