In Norfolk a few weeks ago there were plenty of Shoveler on show. Their over sized bills are very fitting to it's name, as I'm sure you can see.
There were quite a few aggressive males around, that seemed intent on chasing each other away in all directions. It then became quite apparent that there were some young around, and I felt more comfortable that this was not just blatant thuggery. They were being the dutiful parent that they should be.
Still, it gave me the opportunity to grab some great action shots.
The male in all his splendour.
Something was brewing between these guys.
You can just see the serrated teeth on this individual, along with his tongue.
An these were what it was all about. Some adorable Shoveler ducklings.