Water Birds--Gulls, Ducks, Terns, Egrets, Herons, Shorebirds - JudithSparhawk
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Mr & Mrs Northern Shoveler

Mr & Mrs Northern Shoveler

This handsome pair of ducks are Northern Shovelers. The name shoveler comes from the shape of their bills. They eat by dipping their heads under water and using the bill to shovel through the mud, weeds, etc for food. They were photographed at Oso Flaco Lake near Santa Maria, CA.

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