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Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

The northern shoveler is a common and widespread duck. It breeds in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America,wintering in southern Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Central, and northern South America. 194 more words


Early morning stillness

For a few magical moments, the early morning sky was awash with delicate shades of pink and blue. I hurriedly tried to capture that ephemeral beauty. 78 more words


Northern Shovelers in flight

After a week and a half overseas in an urban environment, it was nice Friday to get back to the wildlife of Huntley Meadows Park… 81 more words


Duck dating

“You don’t look at all like your profile photo,” said one flamboyant duck to the other during the awkward first moments of a meet-up arranged through the internet dating site quack.com. 58 more words


Disney duck

I can’t help but smile every time that I see the outrageously elongated black bill of the male Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)—the duck looks like a cartoon character that could have been designed by Disney. 111 more words


Birds: northern shoveler

(originally published to Helium writing site, now gone)

The shoveler consists of four species of ducks known as dabbling ducks, which are recognized by their long, broad, flat beaks. 420 more words


Northern Shovelers [Anas clypeata] ~ #35

Saturday April 18th was a beautiful day, sunny and warm. I hadn’t been to Reifel for a few months and today was a great day to get out in some sunshine and see how many feathered friends I can add to the list. 108 more words