Northern Pintails have distinct blue-gray bills, a brown head, and white necks. The male has very long tail feathers and the female body is mottled brown. Northern Pintails eat mostly aquatic plants, the females will also eat insects before nesting. Here is one in northern Arizona. They seem to be in my area during late… Read More NORTHERN PINTAIL
American Coots are water birds in an order of their own. They have a distinct white bill, red eyes, and greenish lobed feet. Like ducks, they can dabble the water surface for food like tadpoles or small fish. Also they can dive below the water for plant vegetation. They can be found in large flocks… Read More NOT DUCKS
Here is a Common Merganser at one of my favorite ponds. COMMON MERGANSER
Here is a photo of a Mallard in my neighborhood, who posed quite nicely for me.