Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Northern Shoveler

Our “volunteer position” this week is helping with grandsons, but yesterday while school was in session and in between errands we got in an hour of birding at nearby Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. It was raining, so this was birding from the car, still we managed 13 species including this male Northern Shoveler. It’s easy to remember the name of this colorful duck because of its large “shovel” like bill.

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