Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lesser Scaup

I had a look at Lough Gash this afternoon, a small lake outside the village where I live, Newmarket-on-Fergus.  There were lots of Tufted ducks, a drake Greater Scaup and the bad photo attached of a first-winter Lesser Scaup.  For years I have been trying to find one here in Clare, and at last I got lucky and found the first county record of this rare North American vagrant.  Hopefully tomorrow I might get a few half decent shots, when I have a bit more time to spend on the bird.

First-winter drake Lesser Scaup © John N Murphy

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