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Josh Engel

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Looking for Scaup
« : December 08, 2009, 07:32:01 AM »
Hi all,

A colleague of mine--Ken Behrens--has a day in the Chicago area later this week and is very keen to get photos of scaup IN FLIGHT.  I imagine there are lots of scaup along the lakefront at the moment (I'm out of the country so I wouldn't know myself).  Does anyone know where they can be found particularly close to shore, especially flying past close to shore?  It could be anywhere within a day's drive, it doesn't necessarily have to be close to the city. 


Sulli Gibson

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Re: Looking for Scaup
« #1 : December 08, 2009, 03:30:30 PM »
Flybys closeby could be a challenge. However, I've seen beach walkers flush the 1000s of scaup at the South Unit of Illinois Beach State Park. They are generally located between the hotel and the mouth of the Dead River, usually close in. That's probably the best place in the region.



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Re: Looking for Scaup
« #2 : December 08, 2009, 04:23:10 PM »
No question. Just saw hundreds out there flying around this afternoon.


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