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Martin Smart

Nanaimo, Canada

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Two male Northern Shoveler Ducks doing their thing at Kings Pond, Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Northern Shovelers are migratory and breed in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America. The species is unmistakable due to its large spatulate bill. They are common and widespread and feed by dabbling for plant food, often by swinging the bill from side to side and using it to strain food from the water. They also eat mollusks and insects in the nesting season. They are 19 inches long (48 cm) and have a wingspan of 30 inches (76 cm) and weigh 1.3 pounds (600 g).They can be found on open wetlands, e.g wet grassland,ponds,lakes or marshes.

Canon 20D
1/800 sec f8 ISO 200
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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