Sunday, November 15, 2015

Northern Shoveler

Today I went to Bally Haily golf course to look for a Common Moorhen which hasn't been seen in a few days. No luck, but I did enjoy nice views of a female Northern Shoveler. Without it's odd bill a female Northern Shoveler looks like any old pond duck. The bill of the Shoveler is a massive long and wide object - perfect for scooping for through cattails looking for goodies. The shoveler eats small invertebrates and seeds. A photo is below. 


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