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Sometimes, from a distance, a Northern Shoveler can look like a Mallard to me. But it’s fun to see the ducks swimming in groups of concentric circles like in the zoomed-in photo above—then I can be pretty sure they’re Shovelers that I’m looking at, as they go round and round sifting the water near the surface for food with their bills.
Brooklyn, New York
INTERESTING PICTURE, NICE TO BE IN A GROUP.
Exactly–and they don’t even have to wear masks!