Nature Walks – The Northern Shoveler

These last couple of years have been phenomenal as far the variety of ducks and wildlife we have had around our lakes. I have seen so many more duck species than I normally do, and a lot more of them too. Whatever the reason, I hope it continues. I love seeing so many different kinds of ducks on a daily basis. πŸ™‚

This time, I am going to show you our Northern Shoveler. I have seen them before, but not nearly as often or so many. They are so pretty and colorful. You can easily see how he gets his name by his “shoveled” beak.

Depending on how the sun hits him, sometimes his head looks greenish or blue and sometimes it looks purple.

And he’s off. He has had enough of being in the spotlight for today. Off to other things and other parts of the ponds.

I can only speak for myself, but it is so peaceful and relaxing to be able to commune with nature. I try to do it as much as I possibly can. Nature is so full of so many beautiful wonders. All we have to do is keep our eyes open to see all the beauty that is all around us everyday.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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