Saw 3 females. Large orange bills that appear disproportionate to the rest of the body. Body and head are mostly light brown but there are darker brown and white speckles on the flank.
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
The bird in the center.
The northern shoveler (/ˈʃʌvələr/; Anas clypeata), or northern shoveller in British English, sometimes known simply as the shoveller, is a common and widespread duck. It breeds in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America, wintering in southern Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Central, and northern South America. It is a rare vagrant to Australia. In North America, it breeds along the southern edge of Hudson Bay and west...