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  1. The links below lead to photos (on Flikr) of the same couple seen this morning on the shores of San Francisco Bay. I think they are Greater rather than Lesser Scaup, but it's difficult for me to be 100% certain. Many thanks for your help. Scaup 1 Scaup 2
  2. Help! ONT Birds

    Glaucous Gull? If not, what the heck is this thing? It's huge! DSC_0132 by Dawn Johnson, on Flickr Young Great Black Backed? DSC_0098 by Dawn Johnson, on Flickr Young Bald Eagle? DSC_0093 by Dawn Johnson, on Flickr Greater Scaup? DSC_0081 by Dawn Johnson, on Flickr Young GBBG? DSC_0076 by Dawn Johnson, on Flickr Adult GBBG? DSC_0075 by Dawn Johnson, on Flickr Thanks guys!
  3. Three recent sightings of ours I'd really like to confirm: First pic: South shore Long Island, NY, midwinter. No size reference, but I'm thinking Lesser Scaup because the light here catches the purplish sheen and shape of the head pretty well. Second: Central New Hampshire, early August. Beautiful raptor! My son, after consulting pictures online, feels somewhat confident that this is a juvenile Broad-winged Hawk. Third: North shore Long Island, NY, last week. Not the greatest picture, but I'm really at a loss for this one. The only picture in Peterson's that even comes close for me would be a juvenile Snow Goose.
  4. Greater/Lesser Scaup

    Having trouble telling if this is Greater or Lesser Scaup. One pic shows a more rounded head where other pic shows a more pointed head. Foggy day at Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. It has a greenish tint on the head. ID help please.
  5. Lesser Scaup?

    Hi all, Saw some Scaup yesterday in Burlington, VT area. Still not comfortable with Lesser vs. Greater, though getting there. People in the local community seem to rely heavily on white on primaries (whether it extends to wing tip or not). But sounds like you can rely on head and neck shape and overall size. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yWDVm5IoFzzqVgQiWynf1tz8Bc1ApVwl I have five Scaup pictures above. Two I think are an obvious Greater (it's labeled) and then three more with what I think is one Lesser in them due to its long neck, thinner/taller head and overall slightness compared to nearby Scaup. Does this look like a Lesser? Thanks, Graham
  6. Taken in Maryland (Kent Island Narrows) on March 23, 2017. Any help would be appreciated. Is the black and white duck also a mallard? Herring gull, immature Red-breasted merganser, male Lesser scaup, male and female no idea
  7. Ontario Scaup

    Which scaup species is this? It was seen today near Picton, Ontario, Canada.
  8. Scaup? Toronto, February

    Hi, is that a scaup? what kind? :s thx
  9. Hello, forum! First let me say how helpful being a part of this forum has been for me as I enter my second year of birding! Having "conversations" with folks can sometimes be more helpful than referencing field guides, etc. All photos taken in Queens, NYC These first two photos are of a hawk I couldn't get a good look at. Not much to go on in these photos, but it was smallish and spotted in the same vicinity that I identified a Sharp-Shinned Hawk about a month ago. Anyone think this could be the same bird I saw last month? 1. DSC_0047 by degibox, on Flickr 2. DSC_0049 by degibox, on Flickr 3. The bird in the upper right is most likely a Double-Crested Cormorant. But the one in the lower left??? Is it just the angle of the photo that's making it look like a different bird? Is this simply another cormorant? It looked like one in flight. So, I'm just checking here. DSC_0109 by degibox, on Flickr 4,5,6. Scaups, Scaups, and more Scaups. I counted about 200. But the question, as yo may have guessed by now, is are they Greater Scaups or Lesser Scaups? And if anyone could share how to tell the difference, that would be wonderful. One of the photos has some Buffleheads in it if that helps with scale. 4. DSC_0197 by degibox, on Flickr 5.DSC_0155 by degibox, on Flickr 6.DSC_0156 by degibox, on Flickr
  10. Greater or Lesser Scaup?

    Hi all, These shots were taken yesterday at Baskett Slough NWR in Oregon. To my beginner's eye they look pretty Greater, but what does everyone else think?
  11. Greater Scaup?

    Seen in Cedar Key, Florida in March 2013. Looking back at photos today I saw it and thought "That looks a whole lot like a Greater Scaup" but I'm not real good with scaup so am unsure. If so it would be the second time I've confirmed one. Thanks!
  12. Hi, another scaup... Greater or lesser... I'm really bad at finding that out...
  13. Greater or Lesser scaup? I can't decide... thx
  14. This ice storm in Dallas has made for some crazy waterfowl days. Lots of birds. Seen near Dallas. 1) Greater scaup? 11281033474 2) Thinking Caspian Tern?11281033474 3) Cackling geese with those short necks and bills?11281033474 Also I was hoping someone can tell me how to embed my photos from flickr. Thanks