Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis

A rare vagrant to the UK from North America. Since the first few in the 1980s and 90s, this species has become quite regular with several identified each year, however it has yet to be found in Norfolk.

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male Lesser Scaup, Cosemeston Lakes Country Park (Glamorgan, UK), 23rd February 2012

 

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male Lesser Scaup (back, with male Greater Scaup in the front and Tufted Ducks), St John's Loch (Highland, UK), 25th February 2012

 

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male Lesser Scaups (& 1 female Ring-necked Duck), Emerald Lake (BC, Canada), 17th September 2006