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  1. I have several files of this duck. iBird identified one as a LESSER Scaup (Image _65A3032-2) and one as a GREATER Scaup (Image _65A3035-2), each with over 80% confidence. Lesser Scaup are more common in the area (Southern California), but this bird does not have the little "bump" on the head that I typically associate with Lesser Scaup. Hence, I submitted to iBird to see what guidance i could get. No help, sorry to say.  These two photos were taken in Borego Springs, CA, at a pond on a resort golf course that is not currently in use and is now home to many migrating duck species.  Both are the same bird, and images were taken within 5 minutes of each other around 7:10 AM on 2/24/22. So .... Forum members: what is your call?????



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