Northern Shoveler’s have a spoon shaped bill, which of looks similar to a spatula. They are dabbling ducks, which means they do not submerge in water, they feed off the surface by sifting water. They eat the seeds from various water weeds, algae, aquatic insects, mollusks, or crustaceans. They can be found in open, shallow, fresh water areas or in saline marshes. They tend to live in the northern parts of North American in the summer and the southern parts in winter. I found these Northern Shoveler’s in late fall in a fresh water duck pond in northern Arizona. Read DUCK PONDS IN THE LATE FALL.