Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Pintail Preening


Our Pintail has been here for 5 weeks, and is now part of our River wildlife. I am wondering if there really is something in the early migration of northern birds, indicating a harsh winter ahead ?  With the arrival at Slimbridge of the Bewick Swan from Siberia, and our pintail months before it's normal time.



We are due a hard winter, and I am inclined to guess we will have an early winter and white Christmas this year.



Meanwhile, the Pintail like the rest of us enjoying a sunny Scotland, 

growing new feathers,


and having a good bath and a Preen.

3 comments:

George Berryman said...

It would be interesting to ring this beautiful bird to see its travels on migration, long may it return the Nairn its a gem !!!

George Berryman said...

It would be interesting if this beautiful bird could be ringed and learn its travels on migration, long it may return to Nairn.

jayteescot1 said...

Aye George, Interestingly enough last winter we did not have a Pintail, but the 2 previous winters we had a single male each January.