Here we see a pair of Northern Shovelers. I jokingly say the Northern Shoveler was a "first draft" as Providence designed the Mallard!
Another view of a pair of Northern Shovelers, nicknamed, "Spoonbills" by waterfowl hunters
Here they are seen against a winter sky...
These males ended up in an unusual pattern while swimming
A female Northern Shoveler appeared, but with company... 2 Bufflehead females and a Coot
A male Northern Shoveler takes flight in company with unlikely companion... a Goldeneye!
A side-view of this bird in flight emphasizes the idea that it might have truly been a "first draft"!