Northern Shoveler - click to enlarge

Northern Shoveler

She is covered in duck weed, and it was pretty drab lighting. However, this is a bird/duck that never is around.

Northern Shoveler - click to enlarge
Northern Shoveler – click to enlarge

They do winter along the southern coastline but not in any great numbers.

Northern Shoveler - click to enlarge
Northern Shoveler – click to enlarge

This female is traveling with a flock of Blue-winged Teals and feasting on the large amounts of duck weed.

The sudden cold now may send her off, the duck weed is not going to like ice. And that rare occurrence is happening in the swamps this year.

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