shoveler ducks

The northern shoveler is common on the Chesapeake Bay, especially during the winter season.
Shoveler ducks prefer shallow lagoons, coves, and tide pools, where they are often
seen together with other dabbling ducks.

shoveler duck female

The northern shoveler is named for its specialized bill, which is adapted for feeding on aquatic vegetation.

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Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl