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Lesser Scaup and Yellowlegs?

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These were seen in western Pennsylvania on 3/23.  I know the first one is a Greater or Lesser Scaup.  Guessing Lesser by the shape of the female's head?  The second one I really have no idea as I have a very hard time with these all very similar looking wading birds.  I'm guessing a Yellowlegs?  Also considered Stilted Sandpiper.  These were in a shallow pond with a bunch of other waterfowl.

 

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Agree with Lesser Scaup, at least the female like you mentioned based on the peak on the head.

Yes, Yellowlegs, and I vote for Greater based on bill size.

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I think that the male scaup is a greater. The head is significantly rounded, with no visible peak.

I agree that the yellowlegs are Greater.

Great pictures!

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