The Northern Pintail is a very common bird found along the coast. The bird's markings make it very easy to recognize. They have a black head with a rather long white neck along with black and white body feathers and a very long tail which can be seen as they bob in the water for fish and other types of food. They are found in quite a number of States, and when in the ocean they never venture far from the shore. These birds can dive underwater as they forage for more food and will often pop back up quite a distance from where they first submerged. I took this picture very late in the afternoon as seen by the light reflecting from a nearby boat's mast.