White winged scoter

Went looking for the tufted duck again and missed it again.
We still had a good day and saw a group of white winged scoters at Lasalle Park in Burlington.


Melanitta fusca
Although the White-winged Scoter winters primarily along the coasts, small numbers winter on the eastern Great Lakes. Populations on the Great Lakes may have declined during the 1970s, but appear to be increasing in response to the invasion of the zebra mussel, a new and abundant food source.
source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-winged_Scoter

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