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unknown waterbird (California)

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I saw these birds flying over the shore of the Pacific Ocean in California on October 1 in the late morning.  I was at Point Reyes, which is just north of San Francisco.  

Here are two pictures I was able to get (I apologize for the bad quality - that is part of why I am having trouble identifying them). I was leaning toward white-winged scoter because of the obvious white patches on the wings, but the neck seemed a bit long for that.  So I wasn't sure.  

Thank you for the help!

unknown bird1.jpg

unknown bird2.jpg

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