A Northern Shoveler photographed at rest on the main lake at Kelsey Park, Beckenham. The bird spent a considerable time in this position during which it floated in my direction presumably as a result of the movement of water over the weir. An adult male Northern Shoveler in breeding plumage is an attractive and colourful bird and this was a great opportunity to take a series of close-up photos.
Location: Kelsey Park, Beckenham
Family: Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)
Species: Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Date taken: 02/11/2015