So I'm out for the opener with two buddies. I'm getting pretty adamant about shooting drakes, and id'ing ducks before even picking my gun up. So we have three swing through, I say "what the hell were those?" nobodies sure. They wheel around and come in tucked right on my side of the blind. My buddy says "take em" and I just watch not sure what the hell they are. I have by far the easiest shots at the three of them. My buddy drops one, it was a pintail.
Thankfully, I've gotten one a few years ago, otherwise I'd be pissed. When I took mine, three came in that day too. Those three gave me a nice crossing shot out front where it was really easy to see the sprig and ID. Not the case this time.