Monday, May 16, 2016

Northern Shovelor

The Northern Shovelor is a duck that I don't often see, however, on Thursday of last week we saw about4 pairs feeding in weeds along the shoreline of the Saint John river at Sheffield.  At first we weren't sure what we were watching but the the size and shape of their bills left no doubt we were observing Shovelors.

                                          thisduck has a prominent ,wedge shaped bill
above , a male Northern Shovelor
                                                 wing spread of a male Northern Shovelor
                              two shovelors ( male and female?)

1 comment:

eileeninmd said...

Hello cool sighting and photos of the Northern Shoveler. They are handsome ducks. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!