Lesser Scaup

Neighborhood Ducks

January 25, 2012 - We had a small flock of Lesser Scaups on one of the neighborhood retention ponds for a few weeks in December.  I went down one afternoon with The Beast and took some pictures.  I got lots of strange looks from the neighbors as I walked back with The Beast!... Read more

The Scaups have Landed

November 30, 2011 - ...As I drool over the reports of Hooded Mergansers arriving throughout Florida, the Least Scaups have arrived back in our neighborhood. So at least we have some ducks on our ponds, even if they aren’t cute diving hoodies! Read more

Stoneybrook Signs of Spring

April 6, 2011 - Brown-Headed Cowbirds A lone female Lesser Scaup lingered on the Town Commons/Tour Pointe pond earlier this week.... Lesser Scaup The Double-Crested Cormorants have re-appeared, swimming on our ponds in flocks.  They weren't around in these numbers during the winter, either at home or at the Circle B Bar Reserve.... Read more

Lesser Scaup

Diving Hoodies at Viera Wetlands

December 28, 2010 - Red-Shouldered Hawk Several small groups of Lesser Scaups mixed in with the coots and other ducks.  I'm slowly starting to learn to distinguish between the many duck species.  It's hard, with the varying juvenal plumages, and it seems like all the female birds look similar.  I guess practice makes perfect......…... Read more

Lesser Scaup

Rainy Day Walk around Stoneybrook West

December 18, 2010 - Another cold front passed through today, making our first day of Christmas break a very rainy one.  We were cooped up inside all morning, then finally I couldn't take it anymore and we went for a walk between showers.  It was an unusually active walk (or maybe I'm already used…... Read more