Scaups in the Channel

Today was a fairly full day of class and getting ready for class. This evening here was a talk about the Alexander Archipelago wolves. I thought it was interesting, and made arrangements to record a conversation with the speaker for a future radio show.

This morning I took some pictures of a flock of scaups near the ramp. It was mostly Greater Scuaups, but there were a couple of Lesser Scaups in with them. I took some pictures that show one of the Lesser Scaups (a male). Note that it appears smaller, the shape of the head is different, and the vermiculations on the back are coarser than on the male Greater Scaups.

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