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Shoveler

Chris Packham presents the shoveler.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Chris Packham presents the story of the shoveler. Swimming in circles, their huge beaks trawling the surface, shovelers do the job of baleen whales on our lakes and ponds. In winter our shoveler population is boosted by Continental birds. They're rather shy though and you're not likely to see them taking bread on the park lake!

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Fri 10 May 2019 05:58

Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

Webpage image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com)

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