View Full Version : Northern Shoveler?

05-24-2010, 12:13 PM
I think these are Northern Shoveler only shot I got of them as the flew way overhead.

05-24-2010, 12:46 PM
Great catch!

05-28-2010, 11:31 PM
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.

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

05-29-2010, 02:20 PM
Ha ha! one guy in the synchronized flying team is going to get a lecture when they land. Cool catch!

05-29-2010, 08:45 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.