Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday


The Northern Shoveler

This is the first time I have seen the Northern Shoveler so it was quite exciting when I realized what I was looking at.  He was mixed in with the Coots and I am lucky I didn't miss him.  Although he was far from me, I could see that his coloring was different than the Mallard, but I couldn't see right away his telling feature, his spatula bill.




 I finally spotted a Mrs. Shoveler ... she looks like most of the female ducks, a mottled brown, but also has the spatula bill ...



 So that's my tail for today ... a pretty exciting one for me.  Hope you enjoyed :)

Andrea

7 comments:

  1. Hello Andrea, the Northern Shoveler is a handsome duck. Wonderful sighting and photos. BTW, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  2. great that you saw both the male and female Shoveler ducks Andrea.

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  3. Loved your tail of the day - I have never seen these ducks before!
    Wren x

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  4. Great find. I love getting "first time" photos of birds.

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