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Swallow, Duck, Loon - Sarasota Bay, Florida (1 Viewer)


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These are the remaining birds from my Florida trip whose IDs I'm not sure. I'll be grateful for any help with them.

#1 - Sarasota Bay off Lido Key. Common Loon?

#2 - Lido Key. Bank Swallow?

#3 - Longboat Key. Lesser Scaup?


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Stop Brexit!
#1 yep, Common Loon
#2 I'm thinking Northern Rough-winged Swallow - no sharp divide beween brown upper side of head and white throat
#3 Greater Scaup for me - rounded head, & amount of black on tip of bill


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Sorry to revive this post, but I forgot I had taken another picture of the Scaup, from another angle. Does it help? I may be wrong, but the bill seems a bit too narrow, more like Lesser's, doesn't it?

Thanks for any help!


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