Thursday, 9 April 2015

There are quite a few of these around at the moment .....

A handsome duck the Drake Shoveler.

With a specialist serrated bill designed for filter feeding surface water these ducks also spend a lot of time up-ending.

With a pair seemingly defending a territory on the reserve at the moment lets see how things develop, it would be nice in due course to be able to post an image of a Shoveler family.


  1. Sure are handsome ducks, nice image John.

  2. Thinking about it I've never seen a juvenile Shoveller

  3. Thanks to you both Paul and Douglas, I like Ducks, hopefully these two will get it together and give me a treat in a few weeks time.