A pair of northern pintails take a dip in a puddle at Upolu Airport. Northern pintails migrate to Hawaii in the winter, in large numbers in former times, but fewer these days.
These are both drakes just starting to molt out of eclipse or juvenile plumage. Alas, they didn’t stick around the area long enough for me to see them in their splendid adult plumage.
Thanks to posters on birdforum.net for the identification and information.
Posted in response to this week’s Sunday Stills challenge on the theme of ‘Tourist.’ See more responses here.