Must Be Something Good In There
Early this afternoon we were watching a small group of northern shoveler ducks feeding around the widgeon grass in the marsh pond area. It was a mixed group of males and females. The males have the glossy green heads and may be in a breeding plumage phase.
I don’t exactly know what they were eating but they must have been quite thrilled with it because I almost never saw any with their head up out of the water. I had to be fast just to grab these shots here.
That over sized bill contributes to the duck’s name similar to the spoonbill. How on earth do they ever come up with these names?! 🙂