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Northern Pintails are normally peaceful, relaxed as in the following photo.

Northern Pintails, female diving, male on right.

Last Sunday, two of them were … more agitated shall we say, as in the following series.

Northern Pintails, one cloudy Sunday morning.

Northern Pintails.

Northern Pintails, he bit her neck and held on.

Northern Pintails, churning the water.

Northern Pintails. She tried to escape.

Northern Pintails. She did escape from him.