NW Birds - Ken Pitts

Lesser Scaup (male)

This is a diving specialist duck that prefers small clams from the bottoms of lakes and rivers. This is the closest I've ever been to one (usually seen in rafts of 50 or more on our Columbia River during the winter).

Lesser ScaupAythya affinisPortlandOregonForce Lakewildlife photographydiving duckMulnomah CountyNikon D500Nikon 200 to 500 lensKen Pitts