Northern Shoveler

1/1600s at f8.0, ISO:2500, Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm, 1.4x converter

The Northern Shoveler is a common and widespread duck. It breeds in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America. Northern Shovelers feed by dabbling for plant food often by swinging its bill from side to side and using the bill to strain food from the water. It also eats mollusks and insects in the nesting season. The nest is a shallow depression on the ground, lined with plant material and down, usually close to water. This dabbling duck is strongly migratory and winters further south than its breeding range.
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ