|You often see them as in this picture, with their bills barely submerged. They sweep their heads from side to side to filter food from the water, finding algae and plant material, aquatic insects, crustaceans, and more. Click to enlarge.
|Shoveling. Makes it look easy, doesn't he?
|Shovelers also sometimes up-end like this in a move called dabbling. It distinguishes them and the rest of the surface feeding or dabbling ducks from ducks that dive underwater to feed.