Mar 052013
 
Northern Pintail - Dabbling Trio

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.

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Feb 232013
 
Northern Pintail - VCDB

A male and female Northern Pintail photographed congregating with a larger group of ducks at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. Other species present include the Northern Shoveler and the Green-winged Teal. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Feb 3, 2013 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool

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Nov 132012
 
Northern Pintail - Fall Water

This Northern Pintail was observed in the Lower Chain of Wetland Cells in the Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, Texas. That’s a lightly colored American Coot to the pintail’s right. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Nov 3, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat

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