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Unusual beauty

With new vegetation springing up near the edges of the ponds at Huntley Meadows Park, some of the ducks are now hanging out within range of my camera rather than in the middle of the pond. 88 more words


Northern Shoveler

Widespread across the world, the beloved Northern Shoveler is a dabbling duck.

Typically found in open wetlands, they prefer mud-bottomed marshes where they hunt for invertebrates. 161 more words


Post-dawn serenity

I love the serene beauty of the early morning. The light is soft, often tinged with pastel shades of pink and orange, and colors are especially saturated. 87 more words


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