Saturday, April 14, 2012

Camera Critters #210

During a recent visit to Fireman’s Pond in Redmond, Oregon, I was able to photograph one of my favorite waterfowl species.

Personally, I call them Daffy Ducks because of their extremely large bills, but most people know them as Northern Shoveler, or Anas clypeata.

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The shoveler is the duck in the foreground.  Behind it is a non-breeding plumage American Wigeon.

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8 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

Beautiful colors and patterns on the Shoveler!

TexWisGirl said...

both are very handsome birds!

lina @happy family said...

Nice to know that these beautiful ducks can get along each other :)

Cheryl said...

Both are gorgeous and you captured them beautifully.

Powell River Books said...

Guess they can eat lots in one bite with a big shovel bill. - Margy

heyBJK said...

Love the Shovelers! I wish we had them here.

Betty Roan said...

They have interesting, beautiful markings...and large bills. We don't have them here.

Pia said...

The bill is really very large! Funny ducks and well captured!