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Black Scoter

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Friday January 4, 2013

Dunkirk, NY (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Female Black Scoter on Lake Erie

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7. novembergale
1:23 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
Hmmm....  Lisa, there were male Black Scoters on the lake that were too far out to get photos of but we were watching them with binoculars.  If she's a Ruddy then we had both species out there!  Lake Erie is one of the Great Lakes and yes we do get Black Scoters most every winter. There were White-winged Scoters out there too.





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6. backwardguy
12:40 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
Great capture of this pretty girl.
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5. Feather3
12:37 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
It's definitely a female Ruddy Duck.... Not a Black Scoter, which is a sea duck and very rarely seen inland, except in the Great Lakes.... the tail, the streaked face, and beak, all give it away as a female Ruddy Duck. Here are some comparisons for you:

Link

and female Black Scoter:

http://kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_scoter/

Hope that helped some :o)
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4. novembergale
11:35 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
Thank you Donna!
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3. catilac
4:53 AM GMT on January 05, 2013
Great shot and clarity!
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1. YouKnowWho
4:49 AM GMT on January 05, 2013
I think this is a female Ruddy Duck.
Either way, she's a beauty!
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