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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mrs. Shoveler

Look who was back on the little pond on my walking route.

northern shoveler duck

Yes, it's the northern shoveler duck. And he's not alone. She's not too distinctive, but you can certainly tell what she is from the big bill.

northern shoveler duck

I wonder if they are looking for a nesting spot, or just passing through.

See Northern Shoveler
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Ann said...

They do appear to be checking property sites :)

vanilla said...

Maybe they will homestead there!

Secondary Roads said...

That is a large shovel. Reckon she'll use that for building the foundation, or just the nest?

Sharkbytes said...

To all- my real birder guy says they rarely nest in Michigan, but I will keep watching anyway. Just in case.

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