I had a great day birding in the West Valley: Roma, Salineno, and Zapata, Texas. I saw a few new birds (brown jay, white collared seedeaters) and some familiar favorites (vermillion flycatcher, hooded oriole). I'll probably post those pictures later. What I'm currently interested in is these guys--they're Scaups for sure, but there are two types (Greater and Lesser) and the differences are slim. When I saw these guys, I knew right away they would be tough to ID so I took a ton of pictures. These are just a few, cropped and zoomed. This first one is a female for sure and I think it's a Lesser:
The rest are below. I've been leaning toward Lesser for the lot, but if you know, comment and weigh in.
And yet another:
And one more:
I'll let you know if someone helps me with the ID on Whatbird.