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Random Wildlife

I bundled up and hopped on the 4-wheeler to make a run to the mailbox because I was expecting a Netflix movie.  I noticed these two ducks, wasn’t sure what they were so I stalked towards them with my cellphone camera ready, taking shots as I approached.  They were not going to let me get too close, they flushed off the open patch of water.  I thought they were leaving but they circled right back and lit, sliding to a stop on the thin ice at the edge.  I decided to go get the better camera.They definitely aren’t ducks that are commonly seen hereabouts.  The elongated bill made them easy to ID, they are Northern Shovelers.  That one shook water from itself and I managed, purely by luck, to catch him mid-shake.  The distinctive bill really stands out in this shot.

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Posted on January 14, 2018, in JeffreyW, Nature, Wild Critters and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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