Northern Pintails @ Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

On the way back from Ocean Shores, we stopped at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge.  It is a small refuge right next to an air strip, but according to the brochure, a lot of shore birds stop there during migration.  The board walk took us to this view.  Hundreds of Northern Pintails, and Mallards were swimming there.

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Three adult females and two adult males in the breeding plumage with a white neck-stripe, white breast and long black tail.


All of the Northern Pintails suddenly took off.  (The Mallards stayed….)

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