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If I saw these in the field, I’d probably call them “Greater/Lesser Scaup” unless I got closer looks.

Hopefully someone else can give a better answer. I also do not know the status of Scaups there, if one is more expected than the other or if they are both possible. Knowing that may or may not help answer the question

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18 minutes ago, AlexHenry said:

I also do not know the status of Scaups there, if one is more expected than the other or if they are both possible. Knowing that may or may not help answer the question

Aye, there is the rub, @AlexHenry.  I had called them Greater in the field, then got home and read my Dunne's field companion, which maintained Greaters are fairly rare here.  However, this AM I spoke to our top local birder who flatly disagrees and tells me that we have both scaups aplenty in the Winter.  

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