Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

ML71587161


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Gail Fennell
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eBird Checklist S39822310
Regina--Wascana Marsh (north & east sides incl. Douglas Park)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 50.4325, -104.5854 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Behaviors
Breeding
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Comments

Surf Scoter female on Wascana Lake, Regina SK

Observation details

dark brownish bird with vertical white spot by a dark gray bill and there was a whitish patch on the side of its head. Dark eye not yellow like a Cogo. The profile of the head and bill seemed to be a straight line from the top of the head to the tip of the bill. I did not see a knob on the bill like a WWSC. The body profile is flatter to the water than a Mallard. It appeared to be alone swimming and diving a few times. I believe it may be the same bird I saw yesterday closer to the E end of the lake.

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX B500
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
352 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
160
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,355KB
Dimensions
2605 x 1954

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