Monday, December 20, 2010

Shovelers at sunset

Sunset shovelers

Northern shovelers are one of my favorite ducks -- right up there with northern pintails. I think the males have really pretty coloration, and I just love that oversized bill. Here's a male and female in very late light at Radio Road Ponds in Redwood City.


  1. That is a great oversized bill and yes, a fascinating monochromatic color scheme. Doesn't that water look thick with reflected color?

  2. Really sharp pics of two interesting water birds. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River.