Northern Shoveler

Northern Shovelers

The Northern Shoveler is somewhat of a dabbler duck. Favors broad, shallow marshes. Often found using its large bill to strain insects and seeds from the water.

Caught here at rest and contemplation, but often seen with bill to water ferreting out their prizes as they move with purpose. Interesting to observe as they have developed a rhythm of circling, bill immersed in water as they hunt. Like watching a syncopated dance on water, especially with a pair such as this.

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Photography has alway been my passion. From the large, expansive landscapes, to the small minute images that make up our world. Having traveled from East Coast to West Coast, capturing moments sparked by the world around me, and inspiring my creative curiosity. Adventure, discovery, awareness.

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