The reservoir is especially important for wintering ring-necked ducks, canvas-backs, and lesser scaup
Nest sharing by a Lesser Scaup
and a Greater Scaup.
On the diver front, lesser scaup
have been observed and noted by biologists as being similarly aggressive breeders.
However, a mixed flock of several hundred Ring-necked Ducks and Lesser Scaup
wintered on the site from January 1997 through March 1997 but were not encountered in such high numbers in subsequent winters.
A NORTH American Lesser Scaup
has made a lengthy stay on a Cheshire lake alongside the local Tufted Ducks.
The novice who spies a lesser scaup
and a ring-necked duck, for instance, can be left scratching his or her head and wondering which bird to claim for a sighting.
My Labs--the old male Kody and younger female Fiona--were working like well-oiled machines and I would've been hard pressed to recall the last time we'd all failed to collect pre-noon limits; limits made mostly of succulent green-winged teal and fat gadwalls, with the occasional mallard, widgeon or northern shoveler, the rare woodduck or lesser scaup
, thrown in for variety.
Waterfowl are also featured including the American widgeon, black ducks, blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal, gadwall, mallard, pintail, shoveler, wood duck, canvasback, greater scaup, lesser scaup
, redhead, Canadian geese, and the snow goose.
This report describes West Nile virus (WNV)-associated mortality in captive lesser scaup
(Aythya affinis) ducklings that occurred in Saskatchewan, Canada, in July and August 2007.
Both zebra and quagga mussels have become important food sources for several local species in Ontario, including various crayfishes and fish, as well as waterfowl, such as the lesser scaup
, the greater scaup, and the bufflehead.
Visitors to our shores (from left): The Lesser Scaup
, Great White Egret, Great Northern Diver, Kumlien's Gull and the Bittern; The Wood Duck which has made a home in a Birmingham Canal Picture, ANITA MARIC
clypeata 4 Wood duck ([double dagger]) Aix sponsa 104 Common goldeneye ([section]) Bucephala clangula 18 Canvasback ([section]) Aythya valisinena 19 Hooded merganser ([section]) Lophodytes cucullatus 26 Lesser scaup
([section]) Aythya affinis 1 Redhead ([section]) Aythya americana 223 Ring-necked duck ([section]) Aythya collaris 51 Ruddy duck ([parallel]) Oxyura jamaicensis 2 No.
The guided field hunts offer the shooting sportsman countless opportunities for mallards, teal, gadwall, pintail, widgeon, shovelers, ringneck, ruddies, greater and lesser scaup
, and occasional canvasback and redhead.
Migratory species that may be affected include the Lesser Scaup
, Blue-winged Teal, Common Loon, American White Pelican, Northern Gannet, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Harrier, Piping Plover, Sanderling, and Red Knot.
Thousands of lesser scaup
and northern shovelor are using Howard Bay along Highway 140 in the Klamath district.