Monday, October 26, 2015

Kent's Pond

If a human looked like a shoveler is childhood life would be filled with taunting and bullying. Northern Shovelers are a queer looking bird with a large bill that looks like a shovel. I went looking for this oddity on Sunday and had no luck. Northern Shovelers are an annual occurrence in Newfoundland but I really wanted to get a good picture of the bird. Another odd bird is the coot. It's easy to see where the saying "Crazy as a Coot" comes from by just looking at this bird. It has huge webbed feet for it's small chicken like body. I saw two Coots swimming around in the water. Pictures of the Coots and two American Wigeons are below. 
The American Coot

A Female American Wigeon at Kent's Pond
Wigeon doing a head shake