Northern Shoveler

These birds are most often seen around us during the winter. A group of these birds comes to the lake at our apartment complex for the winter. They have a shovel like bill and bright colored feathers on the males. They are slightly smaller ducks than the mallard but look similar.

Click on any of the pictures below to see them full size.

Northern Shoveler - male partial eclipse plumage 01

Northern Shoveler 56

Northern Shoveler 64

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Northern Shoveler 01

 

Northern Shoveler [leaping] 03

Northern Shoveler [Curious] 01

Northern Shoveler - Male Eclipse Plumage - orange sadldle bill 02

Northern Shoveler [landing] 01

Northern Shoveler [landing] 02

Northern Shoveler - wing raised 01

Northern Shoveler 10

Northern Shoveler [leaping] 03Northern Shoveler [leaping] 04

 

Northern Shoveler - Female 06

Northern Shovelers - two females 01

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