Shoveler (Northern Shoveler) Spatula (prev.Anas) clypeata

Northern Shoveler male
Northern Shoveler female
The Shoveler (also Shoveller), also known as the Northern Shoveler to distinguish from southern hemisphere species, breeds in northern Eurasia and North America and winters south of its breeding ranges. In the UK (and Atlantic France, Benelux) it is resident all year.
Northern Shoveler male
Shovelers in flight Shovelers in flight.
Shoveler
Shoveler drake
Northern Shoveler
The Shoveler drake in spring wardrobe with amazing shovel beak.
Shoveler female
Shoveler duck
The Shoveler duck and her amazing beak.
Shoveler duck
Can this really be the same plumage?
Shoveler in flight
Female Shoveler in flight
In flight she shows her green wing speculum.
Female Shoveler
Shovelers
Shovelers male and female
Shovelers
Shoveler pair
Shoveler duck
Shoveler duck
Shoveler duck
The iridescent head can look purple, green or black depending on the light.
Shoveler duck
Shoveler duck
Shoveler duck
Way out on the lake, first there were two shovelers, then "only one", higher in the water, then two again.
Shoveler duck Distinctive at a distance
Shoveler duck Juvenile male with yellow eyes but not yet a black beak
Shoveler duck Bottoms up!