Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 17:35:29 -0500
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From: "Stephen P. Stewart" <sstewart@ROMAN.NET>
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23 Sandhills just flew over the house and we spent about 15 minutes
watching them circle to gain height. This occurred at 5:00pm.
Yesterday the same thing happened at about 3:00.
nice group of 30-40 ring-necks and scaups. Most of the group flew
before I could get numbers.
2 Greater scaup left in 3rd lake. Although for about 20 minutes I
thought they were Lesser. The head was round after they began driving.
Before diving it was pointed like the lesser. The end of the bill did
not have a heavy black point.
With no sunlight what are other good clues to look for in deciding
between these two?