Documentation of Surf Scoter

Observer Information

Reporter:  D. Bradford Macurda Jr.  214 Leaflet Ln.,   SPRING, TX  77388-5958
Other Observers:  None

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Surf Scoter
First Date/Time:  9/8/2015 1:30:00 PM
Last Date/Time:  9/10/2015 2:00:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):  30 minutes
County:  La Plata
Specific Location:  Pastorius State Wildlife Area
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding



Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Canon 18 X 50 Image Stabilized
Light:  Excellent

Description of the Bird

Orange bill was very visible as was white lateral flank of bill with white spot.  White are above bill as was white on nape. Bird was seen both active and loafing. Several  photos obtained.

Similar Species Discussion

Other scoters. Familar with these from trip to Alaska.

Resources Used

Stokes Field Guide to the Birds Western Region.

Previous Experience

As said earlier, have birded Alaska and seen scoters.


Notes made DURING observation

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

9/10/2015 6:42:00 PM

Location Map

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