Bird Photos / Northern Shoveler

Last Update: 1/16/2016

We saw these first Northern Shovelers on a pond at the Cape May Meadows, near the lighthouse, in October, 2005. Several different types of ducks were there too. Note the very large bills on these ducks.

Northern Shovelers

At the drying ponds in Arlington, TX, we saw hundreds and hundreds of Northern Shovelers. The males were in their bright breeding plumage. This group below took off en masse as we approached in our car.

Northern Shovelers

I saw the next group of birds at Bombay Hook NWR, DE in late December 2006.

Northern Shoveler

This Shoveler family was in the canal across the road from Rio Bosque park in El Paso, TX on May 15th, 2007.

Northern Shovelers

Joyce and I saw these Shovelers at Cape May, NJ in October 2007.

Northern Shovelers

Northern Shovelers

Joyce and I saw these Shovelers at Brigantine NWR, NJ in November 2007.

Northern Shovelers

We saw several Shovelers on one of the lakes at Prime Hook NWR, DE on March 9th, 2008.

Northern Shovelers

These birds were in a pond at the San Joaquin Wildlife Preserve in Orange County, CA on January 27th, 2010.

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Several Northern Shovelers ate, swam around, and fought with each other on Bunker Pond near the hawk watch at Cape May, NJ on November 20th, 2010.

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

I saw this one in the same place on November 26th, 2012.

Northern Shoveler

These were at Prime Hook NWR, DE on January 19th, 2013.

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

I saw a lot of Shovelers at Bombay Hook on December 7th, 2013.

Northern Shovelers

There were several at Bombay Hook on January 2nd, 2016.

Northern Shovelers