This blog has photographs of birds and other animals taken by a new birder and amateur photographer. It will also discuss identifying birds and birding hotspots. The majority of photographs are from southern Florida and the Greater Toronto Area, although other areas in the U.S. and Canada are included. There are also photos of birds in Panama. Other nature photographs taken while birding are also included
Saturday, November 5, 2016
CAPE SHOVELER, MARIEVALE BIRD SANCTARY, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
We can ID this duck as a Cape Shoveler by its long, bluish, spatulate bill, its gray-brown plumage and yellow eyes.
The Cape Shoveler is a new species to our Life List, which now stands at 331.