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Greg_Nuspel
05-24-2010, 01:13 PM
I think these are Northern Shoveler only shot I got of them as the flew way overhead.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/4636037644_69d8c26cf1_b.jpg

kat
05-24-2010, 01:46 PM
Great catch!

QuietOne
05-29-2010, 12:31 AM
One of my bird books shows that belly patch, and the bill is obvious. So yes, they're probably shovelers.

There was a group of them in the very shallow end of the apartment pond one year. I guess they got lost, because I've never seen them since. They were bill to tail, swimming in a circle. I'm guessing it was to churn the muck up so they could feed more easily. But it was funny to watch.

Hillbillygirl
05-29-2010, 06:14 AM
Nice capture on the Shovelers Greg. Really like the wing placement.

JAS_Photo
05-29-2010, 03:20 PM
Ha ha! one guy in the synchronized flying team is going to get a lecture when they land. Cool catch!

Iguanasan
05-29-2010, 09:45 PM
Nicely captured. I like the big, open, blue sky.

I know this is not a critique thread but I hope you'll consider a suggestion. I think this one would look really cool and all symmetric like if you cropped off the fellow on the far right.