• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

Embarrassed and Confused (1 Viewer)

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


Well-known member
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.

Users who are viewing this thread