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Hui Sim

Westham Island, Delta, BC, Canada


These “belly bucking” Northern Pintail drakes are getting ready to spar on this large pond. The battle was a brief one, although I noticed some feather pulling, lots of splashing, a bit of clawing and none-too-gentle feather pulling. Perhaps one of our mildest winters ever has really confused birds into early bouts of springtime (aggressive) behaviour. Photographed at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary.


Sparring Northern Pintails

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