Lesser Scaup [Aythya affinis] ~ 2017 #13

Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup ~ Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ February 11, 2017

The Lesser Scaup is pretty hard to distinquish from it’s close relative, the Greater Scaup.  They say the Lesser Scaup has a little bump on it’s head, whereas the Greater Scaup’s head is more rounded.  I’m pretty sure this is the Lesser Scaup, although honestly I have a hard time telling the difference even when shown side by side pictures ~ lol!

Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup ~ Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ February 11, 2017

These diving ducks are another popular duck in the lower mainland.  These pics were taken at Burnaby Lake in February.  I like the picture just above, it looks like the female is giving the male the evil eye.

Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup ~ Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ February 11, 2017

If you’d like to see pictures from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

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