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Winter plumage on this individual, but white wing bar is distinctive, as is shape of the bill.
Prospect Lake is an artificial reservoir in a city park set in an urban residential neighborhood. Park is mostly lawns with planted trees (elm, cottonwood, mixed conifers).
White-winged Scoter is normally an ocean-going duck, so quite out-of-place here.
Spotted on Nov 16, 2014
Submitted on Dec 1, 2014