Though the temperature this morning was a reasonable -6 degrees, strong winds made it feel a great deal colder at Ashbridges bay.
This morning’s group:
Greater and Lesser Scaup look a lot alike. The principal difference is size (18″ long vs. 16.5″ long) and head shape.
The Lesser has a tallish head with an obvious corner at the rear:
The head of the Greater is lower and more rounded:
We had Greater and Lesser Scaup this morning. This photo shows one of each.
This morning’s birds:
I thought you might enjoy the attached nature clip that someone sent me. It is fascinating.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)