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White-winged Scoter female

Melanitta deglandi


brown with darker head and white spot on cheek and end of beak - female surf scoter perhaps?


Out on a former log pond turned sanctuary


Interesting birding day. Saw a ring necked duck, meadowlarks and what had to be a gyrfalcon. I was so stunned at the last one I just stood there with my jaw dropped and camera in hand

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 9 years ago
White-winged Scoter (female)
Melanitta deglandi White-winged Scoter

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1 Comment

KarenSaxton 9 years ago

That was my second choice. Wish I'd gotten a better photo(light was horrible and bird far away)

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Coos Bay, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Mar 10, 2012
Submitted on Mar 11, 2012

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