Bird Photos / Lesser Scaup

Last Update: 4/17/2015

I saw this group of birds in the Chesapeake Bay near Havre de Grace, MD, on December 27th, 2005. I think they are Lesser Scaups based on the slope of the tops of their heads and the more noticeable gray streaking on the backs.

Lesser Scaup

This next group of Scaup was on the Susquehanna River near Havre de Grace on January 21st, 2005. I saw them on a field trip with the Harford Bird Club.

Lesser Scaup

I saw a few Lesser Scaup at Perryville Park in Cecil County, MD, on March 1st, 2008.

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Joyce and I saw several Lesser Scaup in a group of several hundred Canvasbacks at the end of Oakley Street in Cambridge, MD, on March 8th, 2008.

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

I saw many scaup at the Cambridge marina on January 11th, 2009. This female was among them.

Female Lesser Scaup

I saw this female Lesser Scaup on the water in Cambridge on January 31st, 2009.

Female Lesser Scaup

This bird was in the water near the boardwalk at Bolsa Chica Wildlife Preserve, CA in late January 2010.

Lesser Scaup

These birds were in the water off of Oakley Street in Cambridge, MD on February 18th, 2012.

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

This Lesser Scaup and a female American Wigeon were in Bunker Pond at Cape May, NJ on November 26th, 2012.

Lesser Scaup and Female Wigeon

I saw this one at Swan Harbor Farms on February 22nd, 2013.

Lesser Scaup

These birds were at Swan Harbor Farms on March 2nd, 2014.

Lesser Scaup

The female bird here seems to have a lot of extra white on her face. These birds were at the Tydings Marina in Havre de Grace, MD on April 4th, 2015.

Oddly Colored Scaup