5346Black Scoter (?) - Brant
- Dec 8, 2012I was out at MacKerricker cove yesterday and got excited because I thought I might be seeing a Black Scoter there for the first time. This single bird was about as drab as a scoter can be, pretty far out and I finally gave up and identified it as some sort of first year, female "scoter". Now that I see that Karen saw some Black Scoters north of there, I'm not so sure it wasn't a Black Scoter afterall...
Anyway, I did see a late Brant grooming on the beach right in front of the parking lot and that identification I was able to nail a lot easier. Such a noble bird and one of my favorites. I got a good picture. Posted on Mendobirds below:
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