Black Scoters, etc


Peter Gaede
 

Hi all:

Wes Fritz and I picked out two BLACK SCOTERS in a large group of Surf
Scoters today between the Goleta Beach pier and the UCSB Campus. Lots of
birds were in fairly close to shore, allowing for excellent viewing. Species
and numbers went something like this:

Red-throated Loon.......5
Pacific Loon............2
Common Loon.............2
Western Grebe...........75+
GREATER SCAUP...........2
Lesser Scaup............12
unidentified scaup......5
BLACK SCOTER............2
Surf Scoter.............191
Red-breasted Merganser..2

Peter Gaede

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