I'm still learning my ducks... but in January I visited an amazing place,
inappropriately enough, called Montezuma Well, about an hour south of
Flagstaff, Arizona. There I saw my first Northern Shovelers ever, close-up.
Funny I saw them in the middle of the AZ desert before here in VT....
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From: "Russell F. Ford" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 5:34 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Lake Carmi birds (Franklin)
>5 PM this evening, near the dam...
> Northern Shoveler pair (feeding close together, no overt displays)
> Hooded Merganser pair, male displaying
> Lesser Scaup ~20 male and female, some chasing going on (I THINK they
> were Lessers)
> Wood Duck male
> Canada Geese ~6
> American Bittern (heard 'pumping'. First I've heard this Spring).
> Kind of neat to see the Shovelers up close like this. - Russ Ford