Northern Shoveler (Seven Photographs)

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We had heard about a different kind of duck in the reserve with very interesting coloring and beak. People told us that a Northern Shoveler had been seen, but we could not find it. Then one day we decided to walk by the deepest swamp in the reserve, and there we saw a male Shoveler mixing in with some American Wigeons. We went back three times to see the duck. That part of the swamp has many obstacles and our Shoveler was not helpful in staying in open water. Moreover its head was under water more often than above. On the third day things went much better and the duck, which kept a wary eye on us, posed a little more reasonably. I cannot say the same for the lighting, which was constantly changing.

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12 responses

  1. What a beautiful bird. I love the shot with his wings up, Victor.

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    March 6, 2017 at 2:09 am

  2. A handsome bird – you’ve captured him well in this series, Victor!

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    March 6, 2017 at 4:43 am

  3. Thank you for these lovely pictures!

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    March 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm

  4. What a magnificent creature, beautifully captured! Your persistence and patience was well worth it.

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    March 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm

  5. Beautiful duck! Given the conditions, you did very well.

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    March 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm

  6. Lovely shots of a gorgeous bird.

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    March 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm

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