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#1 ololaiki

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

January-February, 2012, Seattle Arboretum, WA

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

1. Greater
2-4. Lesser
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#3 ololaiki

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Thanks jdeitsch!

I have more Scaups to ID/confirm and there might me more pictures of Number 5 (not sure though).

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

OK... It might sound silly but I see Lessers everywhere now :)

I cropped the bird from the first picture and worked with shadows a bit.

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Doesn't she look like Lesser?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

Yeah (now that I've rescinded my opinion from the other thread), I was going to ask why you called the first one Greater jdeitsch?
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

Most of these birds look like Lesser, to me. I don't see any that definitely stand out as Greater.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:30 AM

Thanks to All!

I'm worried now - do I have any Greaters?! :)




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