However, records of shoveler
band recoveries from the GSL are sparse, thus another method was needed to supplement these data.
We sneaked up to a patch of willows and I peered out to see a brood of shovelers
not 25 yards away.
Our data indicate that mallards, although appropriate focal species for AIV monitoring in some portions of North America, are not as suitable as blue-winged teal or northern shoveler
in other regions, such as the Texas mid-Coast (8,9,13).
Waterfowl are also featured including the American widgeon, black ducks, blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal, gadwall, mallard, pintail, shoveler
, wood duck, canvasback, greater scaup, lesser scaup, redhead, Canadian geese, and the snow goose.
My Labs--the old male Kody and younger female Fiona--were working like well-oiled machines and I would've been hard pressed to recall the last time we'd all failed to collect pre-noon limits; limits made mostly of succulent green-winged teal and fat gadwalls, with the occasional mallard, widgeon or northern shoveler
, the rare woodduck or lesser scaup, thrown in for variety.
The list of birds drawn up by DEFRA also includes widgeon, teal, mallard, pintail, shoveler
, tufted duck, gadwell, pochard and lapwing.
The pool is fed by Smite Brook and is a haven for many birds, including tufted ducks, great crested grebes, shoveler
Species of dabbling duck native to north central North Dakota that were sampled included Mallard, Pintail, Green wing Teal, Blue wing Teal, Gadwall, American Widgeon, and North American Shoveler
Scientists consider many species among these to be threatened or in need of special protection, including: Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Northern Pintail, Blue-Winged Teal, Northern Shoveler
, American Widgeon, Northern Harrier, Harris' Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead Duck, Least Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpipe and Wilson's Phalarope.
Author Lester DeCoster describes himself as having been "a farmer, forester, bureaucrat, logger, contract manure shoveler
, Tree Farm poobah, and communications counselor, working from Bailey's Mistake, Maine, to Islamabad, Pakistan.
Researchers have indicated that the average weight of a shovel loaded with heavy, wet snow is about 16 pounds, and the average shoveler
ends up moving 192 pounds of snow at about 12 times a minute, which is almost 2,000 pounds being lifted in just over 10 minutes
Green-wing teal were 69 percent above the average; blue-wing teal were 75 percent higher; and the northern shoveler
count was a staggering 114 percent above the LTA.
The season included the first confirmed breeding of shoveler
on the Farne Islands while Northumberland's only breeding pair of red-breasted Mergansers nested again.
Birds such as the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler
, Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, usually migrate to wetlands in India.
The birds killed include the Large Whistling Teal, Shoveler