This Northern Shoveler Duck was recently found skimming the surface of the Collingwood Harbour.  The bill of the Northern Shoveler is big (about 2.5 inches long) and shaped like a shovel.  Their odd-shaped bill has about 110 fine projections (called lamellae) along the edges that act like a colander, filtering out tiny crustaceans, seeds, and aquatic invertebrates from the water.
                                                         Commentary and Photo Credit:  Duncan Bristow