2011/04/15

Stjärtand - Anas acuta - Northern Pintail

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Female and Male    Stjärtand - Anas acuta - Northern Pintail


NF Photo 110415 at Sjöholmsladan

Most of the time they were like this.  Upside down. Wonder if that is why they are named pintails. :)

A new spieces to me, a lifer. Great! But why are they always on the other side of the wetland? Shot with 500mm lens.


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13 comments:

  1. Ja nu har man fått sett några fåglar som man inte har sett tidigare igen :)

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  2. Vackert stjärtprydda fåglar!
    Lite lustig med sjöfåglarna när de står på huvudet för att söka mat :)
    Må gott! / Bea

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  3. Fantastic pictures! I love all your pictures.

    I get little bit lost when I come to your home page as I do not know the language and I apologize if I post the comments in the worng place.

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  4. At least you have the 500mm. I must make do with a 300 and with that I would have any idea what these birds are. I should go back and look at some recent photos, though, it might be my mystery bird.

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  5. Nice photos. I find ducks very hard to get close to - unless they are in the city park where they have got used to people.

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  6. Yes, that question remains on my site of the Globe too: why are they usually at the wrong side of the pool? ;)
    Congrats on the Lifer and great shots after all! :)

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  7. Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. hehehe! Love those tails-up shots! :-)

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  9. Very nice photos! Congratulations on the life bird!

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  10. I love Northern Pintails! They are such elegant looking ducks, well, maybe not with their butts in the air, but when you can see their faces ;-)

    Nice captures and congrats on the lifer!

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  11. Meant to stop by last week and didn't... now you are away... congratulations on the life sighting of these birds... very nice images!

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