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Paul

A Northern Shoveler.

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I went out to hunt down some elusive wood ducks today and did not find any male woodies so I settled for this stange looking character. I have never seen one of these in this particular area and today I saw at least a dozen mating pairs or more over a 20 square mile area in Nelson and Grand Forks COunty.

These were shot handheld with my 100-400L IS USM from the window of my vehicle.

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Ah the elusive "shoveler". Very pretty bird in the spring. Nice pictures by the way.

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from your vehicle? we'll aren't you the lucky one! I have taken a few shots from my truck, but always feel like I'm cheating or something,, to get really good shots I am thinking I should be in a hide someplace... you done good!!!

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I tried to get out, but they were a little spooky so I would usually shut off the ignition on the exploder then roll down the hill in neutral to 'neek up on them

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Nice shots. I like driving around and shooting pics also. No wood ticks!!

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