So this year I am scouting a lot prior to our opener. I have probably been to 12 of my spots and have hardly seen more than wood duck, which I am not complaining about. Not many mallards and no teal, until tonight. Well I saw all of the common puddlers for the area tonight. I saw woodies, blue wing, green wing, mallards and blacks, but the best thing I saw was this.
It is tough to see, but that is a hen pintail. Gorgeous bird and it wasn't too afraid of me. The picture was taken through my binoculars and my iphone because I had left my nikon at home. I hope it hangs around another week because that bird is my unicorn. It had some blue on its bill and that's what made me double take it