Northern Shoveler Photos © Bill Schmoker

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

Northern Shoveler drake, Broomfield County, Colorado, 1/06.

Northern Shoveler drake, Broomfield County, Colorado, 1/06.

Northern Shoveler hen, Jefferson County, Colorado, 11/05.

Northern Shoveler flock in flight, Larimer County, Colorado, 11/04.

Northern Shoveler hens in flight, Larimer County, Colorado, 11/04.

Northern Shoveler flock in flight, Larimer County, Colorado, 11/04.

Northern Shoveler hen, Bosque del Apache NWR, NM, 11/04.

Molting Northern Shoveler (male), Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/04.

Molting Northern Shoveler (male), Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/04.

Female Northern Shoveler, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/04.

Northern Shoveler drake at Belmar Park, Lakewood, Colorado.

Northern Shoveler drake preening at Walden Ponds, Boulder, Colorado.

Northern Shoveler hen at Belmar Park, Lakewood, Colorado.

A "wheel" of feeding Northern Shovelers and opportunistic Ring-Billed Gulls and other diving ducks. The shovelers use this communal feeding behavior to stir up food that they strain with their distinctive bills. Gravel pond in Thornton, Colorado.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

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