March 10, 2014

White-winged scoter

White-winged scoter by ricmcarthur
White-winged scoter, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
We went on a field trip to see a king eider.
Not only did we see the eider we also saw a snowy owl and lots of other ducks.

This bird is so spectacular that I decided to post him first.
He was at Bronte Harbour on Lake Ontario swimming among the ice flows.

Melanitta fusca
Although the White-winged Scoter winters primarily along the coasts, small numbers winter on the eastern Great Lakes.

No comments: