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I was hoping I could get some ID help on some recent ducks seen in Cook County, IL.  Sorry for the low-quality pictures.

The first is from Oct. 29. I initially thought was a Northern Shoveler based on the bill and behavior (swimming with its bill angled down, straining the water), but looking back I'm wondering if it might have been a Blue-winged Teal.  There is a faint facial marking and it did seem fairly small.  I included a picture of it with some mallards for comparison

The second is from Nov. 4.  I didn't get a great short unfortunately, but these two seemed just slightly smaller than nearby mallards, and just a little different.  I was thinking either Gadwall or American Black Duck, but realize it may be impossible to tell from the shots I have.

Finally, some Scaups seen on Nov. 13.  Pretty sure these are lessers, but want to see if anyone can confirm.

Thanks!

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