A trio of male Northern Pintails dabbling in a pond at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. Dabbling ducks upend themselves in order to feed on submerged vegetation. It can be quite comically to watch their legs flailing and their rear-ends bobbing up and down as they struggle to maintain this awkward position.

Northern Pintail - Dabbling Trio

Northern Pintail - Dabbling Trio

Northern Pintail - Dabbling Trio

Northern Pintail - Dabbling Trio

Northern Pintail - Dabbling Trio

Northern Pintail - Dabbling Trio

Northern Pintail - Dabbling Trio

Observation Details

County Tarrant
City Arlington
Date Feb 23, 2013
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp
Type of Behavior Feeding
Gender Male
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Northern Pintail Observation Location