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Odd Ruddy Duck or Surf Scoter


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I dismissed this as a Ruddy, but decided to snap a pic for later.  I lost it when a group of a dozen Ruddy and 10 more Buffleheads showed up and just focused on Swallows and never went back to it.  Nothing about it in the scope stuck to me as Surf Scoter though, except now looking at the head markings.  I don't see any Ruddy that molt with that vertical dark pattern on the face.  

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13 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

The vertical bar breaking the white areas looks like female scoter.  I'm leaning Surf over White-Winged.  Any other shots?

I have a very blurry almost profile shot.  I'll post but not sure how much it will help.  

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