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Hi can anyone help me ID thus bird please. At first I thought it was a shoveler from the shape of its bill but Merlin insists its a pintail. Sorry for the dreadful image. IMG_20221022_144505.jpg
 

Butty

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I thought it was a shoveler from the shape of its bill
It's actually not a good photo for judging the bill-shape. There is something about this particular photo that does hint at it being spatulate, but actually there's nothing in the image to show that it really is - and it's fine for northern pintail in shape.
 

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