Feb 042014
 
Northern Shoveler - What's Going on Here

These Northern Shovelers where photographed in our neighborhood Beaver pond. This observation is of note because of the other ducks on the pond with the shovelers. Congregating with the Northern Shovelers was a small group of male and female Gadwalls. This was an interesting situation to me because I had recently read an account of

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Feb 052012
 

Northern Shovelers have large bills compare to other ducks. The image reflected in the water produces an optical illusion that creates the impression of an even larger snout. This duck, if he can see the reflection, must be so proud.   County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Jan 14, 2012 Time of Day

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Dec 242011
 

Our local Beaver pond attracts a menagerie of aquatic wildlife, especially waterfowl. In these pictures we have male (fall plumage) and female Northern Shovelers.   County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Dec 21, 2011 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cold (less than 50°F/10°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Creek Type of

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