Black Scoter Melanitta nigra)

Unusual to see on shore in NC, I found one male and two female Black Scoters taking a stroll down the beach 30 May 2004. I went back the next day (31st) and got a photo of this female, still hanging around. When I first found her on the 31st, she was foraging in the surf. After a few minutes, she waddled up on shore for a bit, then headed back into the water.

These photos were digiscoped by hand-holding a Nikon CoolPix 4500 to the eyepiece of a Kowa TSN-824 spotting scope.

Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra) Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra)
Brunswick Co., NC
31 May 2004

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