Pintails Courtship Photos

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If you know me well, you know I chase pintails - They were my favorite waterfowl growing up and each spring migration on the plains they arrive in full plumage for great photography opportunities. 

This year was no exception as I watched them in their usual courtship rituals; a group of males following a single female around the wetland at high speeds and precise aerial moves. 

Spring migration 2017 in Central South Dakota

Northern Pintails 

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Northern Pintails Photography - Courtship Flights - South Dakota

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