Surf Scoter and Red-necked Grebe this afternoon
- Hi Yakkers,
I saw the Surf Scoter this afternoon at the Robertson Landing, along
with a Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage. After consulting Mr.
Sibley, I think the scoter is an adult female.
I saw the grebe only briefly. It was beside the scoter for a few
seconds, then it dove. Odd as it may seem, I never saw it again. It
either surfaced and few away, or became entangled in old fishing line
and perished. Or it hunkered down in the brush beside the slough and
watched me looking for it.
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