Lesser Scaup

Recent sightings of Lesser Scaup

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
21/05/18LESSER SCAUPLower Farm GP1G Stewart
15:15
Around by Tern Rafts.  
21/05/18LESSER SCAUPLower Farm GP1R C Watts
10:45
With Richard and Bert. Thanks Ken.  
21/05/18LESSER SCAUPLower Farm GP1M F Walford
drk. Per Ken Moore.  
20/05/18LESSER SCAUPMain Pit, Theale GPs1N Rampton
11:15
Near buoy 8 with Tufties - bad heat haze though.  
20/05/18LESSER SCAUPMain Pit, Theale GPs1T A Guyatt
10:00
ad male. Still present near E most island by buoy 7. Viewed from near canal beyond pillbox. Seen preening, white wing bar only on secs. With several Tufteds, shade smaller good shape & jizz too distant to see other fine details but looks perfect ?? (Lower Fm. bird).  
20/05/18LESSER SCAUPMain Pit, Theale GPs1R Keel
09:00
Probable
Very distant. To right of most eastern large island. Could only say Scaup species. With MJD.  
20/05/18LESSER SCAUPMain Pit, Theale GPs1M F Walford
07:00
drk. Birdguides.com.  
18/05/18LESSER SCAUPLower Farm GP1J C Morgan
19:45
m.  
18/05/18LESSER SCAUPLower Farm GP1N Cleere
16:00
m. still present at 16.00. Also seen by KEM and AM, who confirm that the wing bar also looks good for this species.  
18/05/18LESSER SCAUPLower Farm GP1N Cleere
m.  

Past records of Lesser Scaup

YearDetails
2018Theale GPs, male, 20th May, Same as Lower Farm GP. *
2018Lower Farm GP, male, 18th-21st May. *
2014Wraysbury GPs, drake, 29th October to 1st November.
2008Queen Mother Reservoir, male, 8th-15th October, same as Wraysbury GP, 5th October.
2008Wraysbury GPs, male, 5th October.
2007Woolhampton GPs, adult male, 27th October to 16th November.