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Scaup sp. Washington, DC

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Old Sunday 14th January 2018, 01:28   #1
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Scaup sp. Washington, DC

Hi all,

Looking for opinions on these two scaups. Lesser on left and Greater on right? Today, Potomac River, Washington, DC. Thanks!
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Old Sunday 14th January 2018, 03:13   #2
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Yes, probably, going by head shape. The right-hand bird also appears larger than its companion (FWTW).
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Old Sunday 14th January 2018, 04:12   #3
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Agree too.
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