My friend, Merle, shared on her lovely blog that she saw a pair of Northern Shovelers at a local city park. I had to go check it out for myself, as I’d never seen them. Today I’m sharing them with Wild Bird Wednesday. (Merle also saw a Bald Eagle at the same park, that encounter can also be found on her blog at the blue highlighted link above.)
Northern Shovelers are easily identified by a large spoonbill. They can be found in marshes, ponds, and bays. They are small, 17-20″. (43-50 cm) They are widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, and winter in Central America and Africa.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday