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Polly Wren Neldner
First observed by Mark Peterson. Also seen by my husband, Paul
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
10/26/2013 11:36:00 AM
10/26/2013 12:10:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):
Lathrop State Park
Kowa Spotting Scope, binoculars 1000mm lens
Good bright day...some heat distortion
Description of the Bird
Overall gray with dark cap and pale cheeks and thin bill. Tail erect. Do not think the bird was dark enough to be adult female.
Similar Species Discussion
Eliminate from other scoters due to shorter thinner bill. Lack of vertical white patch that and dark eye eliminated Surf Scoter. Lack of white lores and white secondaries eliminated White-winged Scoter.
Both my husband and myself have seen Surf and White-winged Scoters. I have seen Black Scoter, male and female before.
Notes made DURING observation
Date Documentation Submitted
10/26/2013 4:01:00 PM
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