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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


King of the bill

Flaunting some of the biggest bills on the lake, Northern shovelers (Anas clypeata) make a stately sight as they glide through the water.


Picture Perfect Monday: Everything's Just Ducky!

On Sunday, while visiting a local cemetery, I took a few photos of the ducks on a small pond. Above is a pair of Mallards ( 59 more words

Birds And Birding

Big bills after Christmas

No, this is not a commentary on overindulgence during the holidays. Instead it is a response to one viewer’s comments on a recent posting that showed a pair of foraging Northern Shovelers with their heads almost buried in the weeds. 126 more words


Side-by-side Shovelers

Last week, when the weather was a bit warmer and the ponds had not yet frozen over at my local marshland park, I managed to get some shots of a pair of Northern Shovelers ( 175 more words


Squabbling ducks

Canada Geese are often loud and aggressive in their interactions with each other, but ducks seem much calm and restrained. I was therefore quite surprised when I saw these two male Northern Shovelers ( 100 more words