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Shy shoveler

The Northern Shovelers (Anas clypeata) at Huntley Meadows Park seemed shy and skittish today. This one male, however, turned his head for one last lingering look before swimming slowly away. 6 more words


Foraging shoveler

Some birds are so skittish that they fly away the very second that they detect my presence. Other birds are so tolerant or have gotten so used to humans that they will come right up to me or allow me to get pretty close to them. 123 more words



Anas clypeata

These ducks have huge spatulate bills. The male’s breeding plumage is quite distinctive with a dark green head, a bright yellow eye, bright white breast and chestnut coloured flanks. 123 more words

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Northern Shovelers are back

We haven’t yet had snow, but Monday there were quite a few shovelers at Huntley Meadows Park. Northern Shovelers (Anas clypeata) are pretty easy to identify because of their cartoonishly elongated bills (and striking yellow eyes). 6 more words


July 14, 2016 – Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

These ducks are found in North and Central America, Eurasia, parts of northern South America, and Africa. They feed on small invertebrates that they filter out of the water with their wide bills, as well as some seeds. 61 more words


Northern Shoveler [Anas clypeata] ~ 2016 #44

I did miss last Monday’s post as I took the Victoria Day weekend off from blogging. It was a good weekend consisting of a little bird watching (including finding a new spot, admiring ducklings/goslings and finding a lifer!), house cleaning, organizing the past few months’ pictures (an important task which I’ve fallen behind), playing video games (ie- Minecraft with my son) and (after my son went to bed) binge watching Season 5 of Game of Thrones. 178 more words

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