Staring Contest!

Northern Pintail Ducks

F/ 9.0, 1/320, ISO 250.

Northern Pintail Ducks

Day 354 / 365

What’s another name for a clever duck?

A wise quacker!

Interesting Fact: Like the Mallard, the Northern Pintail breeds in a variety of habitats all across northern North America and Eurasia. Also like the Mallard, island populations have splintered off and evolved into separate species. Two closely related forms can be found on Crozet and Kerguelen islands in the very southern Indian Ocean, known as Eaton’s Pintail (Anas eatoni) ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Pintail/lifehistory )

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26 Comments

    • I am very happy that I was able to do that for you. I wish people would smile more, I wish that I was able to make the whole world smile. But for now I will settle for one smile at a time. Mission accomplished! Thank you very much for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  1. I like the photo and more the caption. I am going back to the photo again aand again and it really seems they are staring at each other and competining

    • Yes it does. Imagine if they actually were known to do a staring contests. πŸ™‚ Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. πŸ™‚

  2. A great scene and indeed, the left duck seems to have started the staring competition. It looks quite eager to win it. Fantastic picture and so well intepretated. You really have a great way of looking at things and capturing the right moment.

    • Thank you very much, that makes me very happy to see that you enjoyed my work. He does look like he is going for it but the female on the right might be really good at it so she just turn her head because she know she will win. πŸ™‚

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