Greater Scaup, confimed

From: Chris Howard
Date: 4/5/00
Time: 1:16:22 PM
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Today (4/5) at lunch I saw the scaup in the southern end of the new Nik&Nik pond. I saw all the above-mentioned marks, plus after preening, it flapped its wings for a few seconds while facing away from me. The bright-white band on the secondaries indeed continued far into the primaries. I'd never seen this mark in the field before, but know I know! This is a good bird to see if you've never seen this mark before.