Lesser Scaup Ducks have been here in a small flock for the last few weeks. They are migratory Winter visitors to our lakes and ponds. These cute medium-sized diving ducks are beautiful with the drakes being basic tuxedo black, and white and a touch of barred grey. The hens are a lovely dark and light brown. Both have broad blue bills.
The Lesser Scaups like the conditions in fresh water better than that of salt water, which is a major difference between them and the Greater Scaups. I took these pictures on December 17, 1015 and again on December 18, 2015. This post and the one I will write for Wednesday, will be about ducks. No post on Christmas but I will catch up on Saturday. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!