Closer to home, a juvenile Scaup
is now in its sixth week on Parc Eirias boating lake, Colwyn Bay, a strange sight for a bird that should winter out at sea.
and canvasback will turn to a well-executed "purr" or "growl" as prettily as any greenhead.
My bag consisted of five lesser scaup
, a bufflehead and two Barrow's goldeneyes.
So far this year, twitchers have been lucky enough to see a North American lesser scaup
duck in Cardiff Bay.
Fournier and Hines (2001) found two of 669 scaup
nests parasitized by Northern Shovelers.
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.
Among lesser scaup
and ruddy ducks, the regrowth varies in length or timing depending on whether males have to compete with a bunch of other guys, said Patricia Brennan of Yale University.
Running the open water, you'll see a mix of lesser scaup
("bluebills"), canvasbacks, redheads and ring-necks.
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.
Muscovy duck Cairina moschata Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Greater scaup
Aythya marila Tufted duck Aythya fuligula Common merganser Mergus merganser Smew Mergus albellus Falconiformes Common buzzard Buteo buteo Rough-legged hawk Buteo lagopus Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus Galliformes Common peafowl Pavo cristatus Domestic chicken Gallus gallus Charadriiformes (herring gull) Larus argentatus Strigiformes (eagle owl) Bubo bubo Passeriformes (Eurasian magpie) Pica pica All birds No.
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
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.
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.
It takes 500 years for native trees like New Zealand's rata, rimu and totara to get established, but in the first 10 years, birds such as little spotted kiwi (the national bird), brown teal, bellbird, native robin, scaup
, weka and pigeon, as well as reptiles like the rare tuatara lizard, have been reintroduced.