Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lesser Scaup and Greater Scaup

The two scaup species are very similar and luckily, these birds at Jamestown Ferry, in James City County, were swimming together to show the comparison. The Greater, on the right, shows a rounded, not peaked head, a bill that's wider near the tip and a larger bill nail at the end.
Brian Taber

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Horned Lark

This Horned Lark was searching for food in a snow-covered field near Jamestown, just after the recent snowfall and frigid temperatures. Brian Taber