The lonely Pintail

For the first time this winter, to be exact since October 2012, there was a female Pintail sitting down town Lucerne with all the Mallards, Mute Swans, Black-headed Gulls, Coots etc. Down town is where the lake ends and the river starts and I pass every day when I go to work.
The female Pintail looks very similar to the female Mallard. But she is a bit smaller, has a slimmer beak and a hint of a pin tail. She was there almost every day, lately trying to flirt with one of the male Mallards – but it didn’t work out.

Last Friday was a beautiful sunny spring day and therefor I decided to bring my camera to take a photo of her. I have no nice photo of a female Pintail yet. She wasn’t there! Probably decided to spend that beautiful day somewhere else…
So here are some photos of the other ones hanging around.

20130322-10 Red-crested Pochard Mute Swan Coot Mallards

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~ by Natalie on March 24, 2013.

4 Responses to “The lonely Pintail”

  1. Too bad no pintail … but you certainly saw some other beauties. Terrific photographs!

  2. Beautiful sunny pictures and nice for the female pintail

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