Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bergand - Aythya marila - Greater Scaup

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 male

female
Bergand - Aythya marila - Greater Scaup 
© NF Photo 140528, Reykjavik

My trip to Iceland wa not a birding tour but I found some birds never the less. Start out with Greater Scauo. I found this couple in a rather large dam in Reykjavik. It was a "photographic" lifer to me. So I was pleased. Trip to Iceland started out well. This one looks rather much like the Tufted duck but has no "tuft" and differs a little in colors.

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10 comments:

  1. Vackra änder med fina gula ögon.

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  2. They are really great birds and lovely shots in the sunlight.

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  3. We had greater scoups in our lake this spring ... interesting that they are also in Iceland.
    Nice that you saw them for the first time ... quite a treat.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  4. It is nice when you are able to get photos of your lifers.. I have the Lesser Scaup but not the Greater!

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  5. Congrats! These are beauties and rare to Arizona but still a treat.

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  6. Beautiful record for these lifers. Love the droplets on their backs!

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  7. Great looking ducks. Glad you found these lifers when you weren't really birding.

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  8. lovely get a lifer and photographed in great light.

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  9. Wonderful shots. So many times the lifer gets away without a photo, or gets away with only a blurry or lousy photo to show for it. Well done!


    Iowa Voice

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