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

Black Scoter Melanitta nigra)
Pea Island, Dare Co., NC
19 Oct 2018

Southbound migrating flock of mostly Black Scoters with a few Green-winged Teal mixed in and possibly a female Surf Scoter

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