Not your average portrait of a Pintail.
Bath time was a rather strange and wonderful experience, water splashing everywhere. It seemed to be a bit of a competition with the nearby Wigeons on stirring the water up. Something I had not noticed before the Pintail did a repeated silent gesture with its bill, it looked as if it was part of the bathing routine. I was going to title this Tonsil Check but as I read today, ducks do not have tonsils.