GBP Notes 2/8/22 – Winter Waterfowl Practice

Winter Waterfowl ID – How Did You Do?

Yesterday I posted a number of pictures of waterfowl we found along the Centennial Trail in Lemont, Illinois.  Today I’ll identify each of them for you.  You can click on each picture to read more information about identifiable field marks.  How did you do?

Female Redhead

 

Male Redhead

 

Female Greater Scaup

 

From left: Lesser Scaup (m), Greater Scaup (f), Ring-necked Duck (m), Lesser Scaup (f), Redhead (m)

 

From Left: Ring-necked Duck (m), Redhead (m), Greater Scaup (f)

 

Female Lesser Scaup

 

Male Lesser Scaup

 

Mute Swan

 

From left: Ring-necked Duck, Gadwall, Tundra Swan, Redheads (m), Greater Scaup (f)

 

Did you get them all right?  I know we struggled with many of them – particularly the Scaups.  More on them later.

Stay Safe.  Go Birding.  Take Pics.  Share Here.  Repeat.  

Mike


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