Lesser Scaup [Aythya affinis] ~ 2016 #24

Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup (male) ~ Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC ~ Feb 8, 2016

According to allaboutbirds.org the Lesser Scaup is one of the most abundant and widespread of the diving ducks in North America. Indeed they can be found in many bodies of water around the Lower Mainland.

Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup ~ Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC ~ Feb 8, 2016

The two pictures above were both taken at Stanley Park in February of this year, and the female Scaup below was photographed at Burnaby Lake last fall. I like their bright yellow eyes and iridescent head.

Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup (female) ~ Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ Nov 8, 2015

OTHER POSTS WITH THE LESSER SCAUP:

Starting from Scratch ~ part 2 [#6 to #11]

 

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