Sunday, April 12, 2015

Northern Shovelers and Blue Wing Teal

This past week was cold and rainy, however the past two day were perfect.  The weather was sunny and bright for a change.

At this time of year, I like to feature some of the birds or ducks that we have seen.  A lot are migratory and only stop to rest before moving further north.  Most of my facebook friends have seen these photos, but I like to repost for those who haven't seen them.

These ducks are called Northern Shovelers.  They have a wide-flat bill.  The female is rather plain and looks like a female mallard duck except her bill is flat.  The male has a green head with chestnut brown sides.  Here are a few photos I took from the window.  I think they are beautiful.

Many ducks migrate through the area.  I have written about these shovelers and many others in the past.  If you would like to see some of the other ducks we see,  just use the search box on the blog home page.

One duck I have mentioned is the Blue Wing Teal.  They are very common so this Spring I was able to get a few extra photos of them.

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